Religion in Albania

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Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 3,088,385 (#136 in world) (2021 est.)
Demonym noun: Albanian(s)
adjective: Albanian
Ethnic Groups Albanian 82.6%, Greek 0.9%, other 1% (including Vlach, Romani, Macedonian, Montenegrin, and Egyptian), unspecified 15.5% (2011 est.)
Religions Muslim 56.7%, Roman Catholic 10%, Orthodox 6.8%, atheist 2.5%, Bektashi (a Sufi order) 2.1%, other 5.7%, unspecified 16.2% (2011 est.)
Islam 56.7% (2011 est.)
Christianity 16.8% (2011 est.)
Roman Catholicism 10% (2011 est.)
Eastern Orthodoxy 6.8% (2011 est.)
Unaffiliated 2.5% (2011 est.)
Sufism 2.1% (2011 est.)

Sources

  1. Albania.” CIA World Factbook. "note: all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice"
  2. Albania.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. Albania.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
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Title Religion in Albania
Published
Last UpdatedMarch 9, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/albania
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MLA Citation “Religion in Albania.” ReligionFacts.com. 9 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021. <religionfacts.com/albania>