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K.A Former Pupils Worldwide

If you are a former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you currently live or work in this country (or have lived in it for a period of time), then e-mail us at kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; where in the country you live or work (if you no longer live or work in this country, please state the years you were in residence there).

If you want to - and it does make things a lot more interesting - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or favourite anecdote or local customs or local cuisine (or anything else about this country that you'd like to share with us). You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of places you lived in or visited during your stay in this country.


K.A. International - Worldwide Learning Network
If you know of a school in this country (possibly one that your own children have attended) that would be interested in developing links and engaging in joint projects with pupils at K.A., then please e-mail kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with contact details. You can get more information on this initiative by clicking here.

N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Former Pupils in Albania

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                   Area, City or Town of Residence



K.A. Pupils' Postcards
If you are a pupil or former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you have visited this country, then e-mail us at postcard@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; where in the country you visited.

If you want to - and it does make this page a lot more worthwhile - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or unusual experience or local customs or local cuisine or first impressions or lasting impressions. (You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of a place you visited in this country).


N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Pupils' Postcards from Albania

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                    Area, City or Town Visited


Country (long form)

Republic of Albania
Capital
Tirana
Total Area
11,099.66 sq mi
28,748.00 sq km
Population
3,490,435 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
4,485,959
Languages
Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect), Greek
Literacy
93% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1997 est.)
Religions
Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
Life Expectancy
68.75 male, 74.59 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
emerging democracy
Currency
1 lek (L) = 100 qintars
GDP (per capita)
$1,650 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture 49.5%, industry and services 50.5%
Industry
food processing, textiles and clothing; lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydropower
Agriculture
wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes; meat, dairy products
Arable Land
21%
Exports
textiles and footwear; asphalt, metals and metallic ores, crude oil; vegetables, fruits, tobacco
Imports
machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, textiles, chemicals
Natural Resources
petroleum, natural gas, coal, chromium, copper, timber, nickel, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents
Telephones (main lines in use)
42,000 (1995)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
3,100 (1999)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
2 (1999)