Flag of Albania

Flag of Albania

Albanian flag consists of a red leaf where a black double-headed eagle is depicted. The flag was adopted in 1912, when Albania gained independence from the Ottoman Empire. The origin of the flag is associated with a national hero Skanderbeger (formerly George Kastrioti), who lived in the fifteenth century and who was a general of the Turkish army. However, Skanderbeger left the army so that he can return to Albania and erect the flag with double-headed egle above the castle of his father in Kruje with words: "I did not bring you freedom. I found it here, among you." After his return to Albania, Skanderbeger managed to unify Albania and defend it against the Turkish attacks.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Greece Greece Athens 10,815,197 131,957 km2
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Pristina 1,815,606 10,887 km2
Flag of Macedonia Macedonia Skopje 2,062,294 25,713 km2
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Podgorica 620,029 13,812 km2
Flag of Serbia Serbia Belgrade 7,181,505 77,474 km2

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Main information

Country
Albania
Capital city
Tirana
Population
2,821,977 (2011)
Total area
28,748 km2
Formation
28. 11. 1912
Highest point
Golem Korab (Maja e Korabit) (2,764 m)
GDP
$ 7,997 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
albanian lek (ALL)
Code
AL (ALB)
Calling code
+355
Internet TLD
.al

Country is member of

By continents
Europe

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Albánie (Tirana)
English
Albania (Tirana)
German
Albanien (Tirana)
French
Albanie (Tirana)
Italian
Albania (Tirana)
Spanish
Albania (Tirana)
Russian
Албания (Тирана)
Slovak
Albánsko (Tirana)
Polish
Albania (Tirana)
Portuguese
Albânia (Tirana)
Chinese
阿尔巴尼亚 (地拉那)
Japanese
アルバニア (ティラナ)
Turkish
Arnavutluk (Tiran)
Norwegian
Albania (Tirana)
Swedish
Albanien (Tirana)
Hungarian
Albánia (Tirana)
Dutch
Albanië (Tirana)
Danish
Albanien (Tirana)
Finnish
Albania (Tirana)
Hebrew
אלבניה (טירנה)

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