Religions and Ethnicity - Albania



Albania : Religions and Ethnicity
TopicValue
ReligionsMuslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
percentages are estimates; there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation; all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice
Ethnic groupsAlbanian 95%, Greek 3%, other 2% (Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, Macedonian, Bulgarian) (1989 est.)
in 1989, other estimates of the Greek population ranged from 1% (official Albanian statistics) to 12% (from a Greek organization)
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Datasource: CIA - The World Factbook