With an average elevation of 708 metres (2,323 ft) above sea level, Albania is one of the most mountainous countries in the world.[1] It has a mountainous terrain that covers more than 70% of its total territory. There are many peaks reaching heights of more than 2,000 metres (6,600 ft).

Albania can be divided into four main regions: Northern Range, Central Range, Southern Range and Western Lowlands. The most notable topographical features are the Ceraunian Mountains, Dinaric Alps, Korab Mountains, Pindus Mountains and the Skanderbeg Mountains.[2] The highest peak is Korab standing at 2,764 metres (9,068 ft) elevation above sea level on the border with the Republic of North Macedonia. It is one of only two summits in Europe, which is the highest peak for more than one country.[3] It is also the 18th most prominent mountain peak in Europe.[4]

List of mountains in Albania

Image Name Height Location
Korab 2,764 metres (9,068 ft) 41°47′26″N 20°32′48″E / 41.79056°N 20.54667°E / 41.79056; 20.54667
Korab II 2,756 metres (9,042 ft)
Korab III 2,745 metres (9,006 ft)
Shulani i Radomirës 2,716 metres (8,911 ft) 41°48′06″N 20°32′31″E / 41.80167°N 20.54194°E / 41.80167; 20.54194
Maja Jezercë 2,649 metres (8,691 ft) 42°26′30″N 19°48′45″E / 42.44167°N 19.81250°E / 42.44167; 19.81250
Maja Grykat e Hapëta 2,625 metres (8,612 ft) 42°24′31.32″N 19°54′16.56″E / 42.4087000°N 19.9046000°E / 42.4087000; 19.9046000
Kepi i Bardhë 2,595 metres (8,514 ft)
Radohima 2,568 metres (8,425 ft) 42°25′38″N 19°43′33″E / 42.42722°N 19.72583°E / 42.42722; 19.72583
Maja e Kollatës 2,556 metres (8,386 ft) 42°29′1″N 19°54′34″E / 42.48361°N 19.90944°E / 42.48361; 19.90944
Kollata e Keqe 2,534 metres (8,314 ft) 42°29′6″N 19°53′50″E / 42.48500°N 19.89722°E / 42.48500; 19.89722
Maja e Rosit 2,524 metres (8,281 ft) 42°28′46″N 19°51′2″E / 42.47944°N 19.85056°E / 42.47944; 19.85056
Gramos 2,520 metres (8,270 ft) 40°20′0″N 20°45′0″E / 40.33333°N 20.75000°E / 40.33333; 20.75000
Gjallica 2,485 metres (8,153 ft) 42°0′42″N 20°28′11″E / 42.01167°N 20.46972°E / 42.01167; 20.46972
Nemërçkë 2,485 metres (8,153 ft) 40°7′27″N 20°25′57″E / 40.12417°N 20.43250°E / 40.12417; 20.43250
Tomorr 2,415 metres (7,923 ft) 40°42′0″N 20°8′0″E / 40.70000°N 20.13333°E / 40.70000; 20.13333
Shkëlzen 2,407 metres (7,897 ft) 42°27′25″N 20°7′41″E / 42.45694°N 20.12806°E / 42.45694; 20.12806
Maja e Thatë 2,406 metres (7,894 ft) 42°28′6″N 19°52′8″E / 42.46833°N 19.86889°E / 42.46833; 19.86889
Bogiçaj 2,404 metres (7,887 ft) 42°33′2″N 20°5′18″E / 42.55056°N 20.08833°E / 42.55056; 20.08833
Koritnik 2,393 metres (7,851 ft) 42°5′0″N 20°34′0″E / 42.08333°N 20.56667°E / 42.08333; 20.56667
Ostrovicë 2,383 metres (7,818 ft) 40°34′48″N 20°27′0″E / 40.58000°N 20.45000°E / 40.58000; 20.45000
Deshat 2,383 metres (7,818 ft) 41°37′48″N 20°32′24″E / 41.63000°N 20.54000°E / 41.63000; 20.54000
Valamara 2,373 metres (7,785 ft) 40°47′38″N 20°27′55″E / 40.79389°N 20.46528°E / 40.79389; 20.46528
Tromedja 2,366 metres (7,762 ft) 42°33′21″N 20°4′44″E / 42.55583°N 20.07889°E / 42.55583; 20.07889
Mali i Gramës 2,345 metres (7,694 ft) 41°43′52″N 20°29′36″E / 41.73111°N 20.49333°E / 41.73111; 20.49333
Mali i Thatë 2,287 metres (7,503 ft) 40°53′0″N 20°50′0″E / 40.88333°N 20.83333°E / 40.88333; 20.83333
Shebenik 2,261 metres (7,418 ft) 41°13′1″N 20°27′46″E / 41.21694°N 20.46278°E / 41.21694; 20.46278
Jabllanica 2,257 metres (7,405 ft) 41°17′7.78″N 20°31′43.72″E / 41.2854944°N 20.5288111°E / 41.2854944; 20.5288111
Dejë 2,245 metres (7,365 ft) 41°42′13″N 20°9′32″E / 41.70361°N 20.15889°E / 41.70361; 20.15889
Maja Harapit 2,217 metres (7,274 ft) 42°26′45″N 19°45′21″E / 42.44583°N 19.75583°E / 42.44583; 19.75583
Kallabaku 2,174 metres (7,133 ft) 41°54′58″N 20°33′58″E / 41.91611°N 20.56611°E / 41.91611; 20.56611
Lunxhëria 2,155 metres (7,070 ft) 40°8′22″N 20°14′34″E / 40.13944°N 20.24278°E / 40.13944; 20.24278
Kunora e Lurës 2,119 metres (6,952 ft) 41°47′3″N 20°10′54″E / 41.78417°N 20.18167°E / 41.78417; 20.18167
Miceku 2,099 metres (6,886 ft) 41°34′9″N 20°11′16″E / 41.56917°N 20.18778°E / 41.56917; 20.18778
Dhëmbel 2,080 metres (6,820 ft) 40°11′35.52″N 20°18′51.12″E / 40.1932000°N 20.3142000°E / 40.1932000; 20.3142000
Çika 2,045 metres (6,709 ft) 40°12′0″N 19°37′0″E / 40.20000°N 19.61667°E / 40.20000; 19.61667
Mali i Lopës 2,020 metres (6,630 ft) 41°27′57″N 20°14′27″E / 41.46583°N 20.24083°E / 41.46583; 20.24083
Maja Zabel 2,006 metres (6,581 ft)
Munella 1,991 metres (6,532 ft) 42°12′38″N 20°31′24″E / 42.21056°N 20.52333°E / 42.21056; 20.52333
Pashtrik 1,986 metres (6,516 ft) 42°12′38″N 20°31′24″E / 42.21056°N 20.52333°E / 42.21056; 20.52333
Dajti 1,613 metres (5,292 ft) 41°21′57″N 19°55′32″E / 41.36583°N 19.92556°E / 41.36583; 19.92556
Maranaj 1,567 metres (5,141 ft) 42°11′30″N 19°35′50″E / 42.19167°N 19.59722°E / 42.19167; 19.59722
Shpirag 1,197 metres (3,927 ft) 40°40′3″N 19°51′57″E / 40.66750°N 19.86583°E / 40.66750; 19.86583

See also

References

  1. ^ "The genus Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) in Albania – a critical review" (PDF). academia.edu. p. 15.
  2. ^ "Albania mountains | peakery". peakery.com. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  3. ^ "The King of the Mountains" (PDF). dmwcorg.tk. p. 24. At 2764 meters Korab peak is one of only two summits in Europe which are the highest point for more than one country.
  4. ^ "EUROPE ULTRA-PROMINENCES 99 Peaks with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". peaklist.org.