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Area:28,748 km2
Locality type:Country

Albania is divided into 12 administrative counties (Albanian: qark or prefekturë). Since June 2015, these counties are divided into 61 municipalities (Albanian: bashki). These counties were further divided in 36 districts (Albanian: rreth) which became defunct in 2000

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Wray, D. (1925): The geology and mineral wealth of Albania and Macedonia. Mining Magazine, 37, 329-339.
Hiessleitner, G. (1951): Serpentin- und Chromerzgeologie der Balkanhalbinsel und eines Teiles von Kleinasien. Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Sonderband 1, 1-255 & maps. [http://www.geologie.ac.at/filestore/download/JS0001_001_A.pdf]
Bonadiman, C., Roncni, F., and Sacerdoti, M. (2002) Determinazone del rapporto Fe 3+/Fe 2+ in alcune cromiti ad alto contenuto in cromo delle ofioliti dell' Albania. Plinius: 28: 67-69 (in Italian).
Bosi, F., Andreozzi, G.B., Ferrini, V., and Lucchesi, S. (2004) Behavior of cation vacancy in kenotetrahedral Cr-spinels from Albanian eastern belt ophiolites. American Mineralogist: 89: 1367-1373.
Çina, A. (2004): Ore minerals of Albania, microscopy and microprobe analyses data. Institute of Geological Research, Tirana, Albania, Report, 250 pp. (in Albanian)
Çina, A. (2012): Ore minerals of Albania - Ore Microscopy and Electron Microprobe Analysis. Akademia e Shkencave e Shqipërisë, Tirana, Albania, 396 pp.

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