Albania

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Albania

Republic of Albania

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Geography

Area: 28,748 sq km

A mountainous Balkan state on the Adriatic Sea.

Population: 3,169,087    Annual Growth: 0.37%

Capital: Tirana

Urbanites: 48%

HDI Rank: 70 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 13 (15% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Albanian    Languages: 7 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians965,62130.470.5
Evangelicals14,4660.54.6
Muslim1,977,51062.40 

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

The number of evangelicals has grown in just a few years from nearly zero to several thousand. While not a huge proportion of the population, indications are that many more, while uncommitted to local fellowships, certainly identify with evangelical beliefs.

Challenge for Prayer

Islam is the largest religion in Albania (some say up to 70% Muslim), but this normally extends to an inherited cultural affiliation and little more. Moderate Sunni and the Bektashi Sufi sect are the largest groups. Despite widespread Islamization efforts from abroad spending many millions of dollars, most Albanians resist religious entrenchment. Superstition and folk Islam prosper. Pray for Albanian Muslims to encounter the living Christ.

     For an additional 6 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Albania.