Albanians in Sweden
|ca. 100,000 - 150,000|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Malmö · Landskrona · Göteborg|
|Swedish, Albanian language|
|Islam, Christianity, Irreligious|
"Albanska Riksförbundet Iliria"(Lidhja e Shoqatave Shqiptare në Suedi) is an Albanian organisation in the Swedish town Borlänge. This organisation is democratic and non-religious. The goals for this organisation is to work for the ethnic Albanian people in Sweden, to integrate them into the Swedish society etc.
There is no exact answer to the number of ethnic Albanians in Sweden. According to the Diaspora Ministry of the Republic of Kosovo, Sweden has the best conditions for the Albanian diaspora. Sweden is exemplary in promoting native language Albanian teaching in the country's schools. One of three state cultural centers of the Albanian Diaspora is in Sweden. It is located in the Swedish province of Halmstad. According to the Kosovo-Albanian Diaspora Ministry, there are about 140,000 ethnic Albanians living in Sweden. It is estimated that 70,000 Kosovo Albanians have emigrated to Sweden since the 1999 Kosovo war.
Albanska Fotbolls Föreningen "Albanska FF" and Rinia Idrottsförenig "Rinia IF" is two Albanian football teams in Sweden.
Notable Albanians from Sweden
- Arba Kokalari - female Swedish politician
- Fortesa Hoti - Actress in Swedish TV series Andra Avenyn)
- Dafina Zeqiri - Albanian singer
- Adrijana Krasniqi - Swedish singer, songwriter, and rapper
- Zlatan Ibrahimović - Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy
- Kosovare Asllani - Professional football player
- Astrit Ajdarevic - Albanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Greek club AEK Athens and the Albania national team
- Egzon Binaku - Albanian footballer who plays as a defender for Swedish club Malmö FF and the Albania national team
- Loret Sadiku - Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Turkish club Kasımpaşa
- Valmir Berisha - Professional football player
- Alfred Ajdarević - Professional football player
- Emir Bajrami - Professional football player
- Labinot Harbuzi - Professional football player
- Shpëtim Hasani - Professional football player
- Agon Mehmeti - Professional football player
- Dafina Memedov - Professional football player
- Gentrit Citaku - Swedish footballer
- Besard Sabovic - Swedish footballer
- Arian Kabashi - Swedish football player
- Bashkim Renneke - Swedish-German football player
- Robert Gojani - Swedish footballer
- Richard Yarsuvat - Swedish footballer
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