Geology Service of Albania


The Geology Service of Albania is a public institution funded by the state budget which aims to collect and study data in the Republic of Albania in the field of geosciences. Geology studies in Albania begun in the 19th century, by foreign geologists, mostly French, Austrian and Italian, who developed geology maps of Albania at different scales. The geology study of Albania in an organized manner began in 1922 with the establishment of the Office of Geology which has a documented activity until 1929.
Today the Geology Service of Albania aims to have a capable and modern structure, well adapted to the current needs. GSA is a member of EuroGeoSurveys, the Association of European Geological Services, since april 2007.

The Geological Map of Albania of scale: 1:200 000 has been published several times since its first publication in 1929 (first time that this type of map was produced for the Balkan region).
Likewise, with scale 1:200 000 there are published Hydro-geological map of Albania, the Tectonic map of Albania, Metalogene Map of Albania.
Departments under GSA (in Tirana and other districts) perform studies of geology, water resources, minerals, carry out various tests and analyses in the laboratories,etc.

Contact persons:

Adil Neziraj, General Director

Further contact details are provided below.

  • Research Institute
Contact details
Phone:+355 4 2222 578
Fax:+355 4 2229 441
Address:Rruga e Kavajës Nr 153 Tirana
Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Marko Groboljsek on April 11, 2012
Modified on April 16, 2012