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.

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Country Albania
Capital city Tirana
Continent Europe
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

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