Albania is a small predominantly mountainous country between Southern and Southeastern Europe, facing the Adriatic and Ionian seas within the Mediterranean sea. Albania has more than 152 rivers and streams, forming at least 8 large rivers flowing from southeast to northwest, mainly discharging towards the Adriatic coast. The rivers of Albania are characterized by a high flow rate.
A majority of the precipitation that falls on Albania, drains into the rivers and reaches the coast on the west without even leaving the country. In the north, only one small stream escapes Albania. In the south, an even smaller rivulet drains into Greece. Due to the topographical divide is east of the border with the Republic of Macedonia. An extensive portion of the basin of the White Drin, basin is in the Dukagjin region, across the northeastern border with Kosovo. The Lake of Ohrid, Lake of Prespa and the Small Lake of Prespa on the southeast, as well as the streams that flow into them, drain into the Black Drin. The watershed divide in the south also dips nearly 75 km (47 mi) into Greece at one point. Several tributaries of the Vjosa River rise in that area. About 65% of their watershed lies within the Albanian territory. The water temperature ranges from 3.5 to 8.9° C in the winter, and from 17.8 to 24.6° C in the summer months.
|285 km (177 mi)||Kukës, Shkodër, Lezhë|
|272 km (169 mi)||Përmet, Këlcyrë, Tepelenë, Memaliaj, Levan|
|196 km (122 mi)||Bilisht, Maliq, Gramsh, Kuçova|
|181 km (112 mi)||Librazhd, Elbasan, Cërrik, Peqin, Rrogozhina|
|161 km (100 mi)||Erseka, Çorovoda, Berat, Kuçova|
|115 km (71 mi)||Burrel, Milot|
|109 km (68 mi)||Shijak|
|94 km (58 mi)||Rrëshen, Rubik|
|85 km (53 mi)||Fier, Kuçovë|
|84.6 km (53 mi)||Gjirokastër, Libohovë|
||80 km (50 mi)||Armen|
||62.2 km (39 mi)||Tirana, Fushë-Krujë, Kamza|
|79 km (49 mi)||Tamarë|
|52 km (32 mi)||Pult, Shkodër|
||50.6 km (31 mi)||Bajram Curri|
|44 km (27 mi)||Shkodër, Velipojë|
|37 km (23 mi)||Petran|
|29 km (18 mi)||Tirana|
||27 km (17 mi)||Bajram Curri|
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Albanian rivers are characterized by ahigh flow rate; the total annual mean flow is 1308 m3s1,which corresponds to an annual water volume of 41,250 km3.