Pray for: Albania

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Tirana
Population: 2,826,020
% Urban: 63 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 17 %
Official Language: Albanian
Languages: 7
Literacy Rate: 97 %
Life Expectancy: 76.5 yrs (74/236)
HDI Ranking: 67 / 189
% Christian: 30.5 %
% Evangelical: 0.5 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 62.4 %
People Groups: 15
Least Reached People Groups: 3
% Unevangelized: 14 %


Title: Albania

Tier: 1

Type: country

Thank God for His work in this land! For a long time it was closed to the gospel, but evangelicals grew from nearly zero to several thousand in just a few years. The Albanian Evangelical Alliance (VUSH) now represents and connects more than 200 congregations and organisations. The Church has indigenous leadership, nationwide networks, a vision for discipleship and evangelism, and it sends out workers to other lands! And all this came about during a politically and economically unstable time. Many believe that years of devoted prayer for Albania opened the way for ministry here.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.