Albania ?Balkan Country in Southeastern Europe. Ismail Qemali founder of modern Albanian nation. Enver Hoxha fanatical communist leader. Mother Teresa. Slightly smaller than Maryland. Population is a little smaller than the Denver ? Auroa ? Lakewood, CO MSA. Official Candidate for EU Membership. Predominately Muslim 58.79%. Provided refuge for Jews from neighboring countries during WW2. Good relations with Israel. Official candidate for EU membership.