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Capital city: Tirana

Population: 2,773,620 (2013)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $4,659 (2013)

Ethnic groups: Albanian 82.6%, Greek 0.9%, other 1% (including Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Macedonian, Montenegrin, and Egyptian), unspecified 15.5% (2011 est.)

CIA World Factbook – Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014

Prayer points:

•    Pray for the Albanian believers to have a passion to reach their neighbours, friends and families, and for more workers to train nationals to effectively proclaim the Gospel to their country.
•    Pray for unity in the body of believers in each local church and in the larger church body across denominational lines.
•    Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, with economic improvement slow.  Unemployment is a major factor contributing to the economic hardship. Pray for wisdom for those in authority, and for jobs to be created. Pray also that the Church would be able to engage with and help those in severe poverty.
•    Pray for corruption to be reduced through the country on all levels of society (from the local, small family businesses all the way to the top of the government).  Corruption has become, in many ways, the “expected way of life”.
•    Pray for healing, restoration, redemption, cleansing, and deliverance from societal issues such as abortion, trafficking, gambling, drug addiction, alcoholism, and prostitution.
•    Pray for hope in Christ to replace the overwhelming sense of hopelessness throughout the country