|Land Area||27,398 km2|
|Water Area||1,350 km2|
|Total Area||28,748km2 (#140)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$33.90 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$11,900|
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The Albania flag was officially adopted on April 7, 1992.
The flag features a double-headed eagle in black, on a red background. This design is traced back to Skanderbeg (Gjergj Kastrioti), an Albanian Christian, and a 15th century Turkish general. He used the Byzantine two-headed eagle on his seals, hence the Albanian flag. Note that Albanians call their country Shqipëria, meaning "Land of the Eagle." The flag was adopted in 1912 when Albania gained independence from the Ottoman Empire and again in 1992 after the collapse of the communist government and the rise of the fourth Republic of Albania.
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Albania Coat of Arms:
An adaptation of the flag, Alabania's coat of arms consists of a two-headed eagle with the helmet of Skanderbeg hovering above.
Where is Albania?
Albania is a mountainous country located in Southeastern Europe.
Fun Facts about Albania
What is the biggest city in Albania?
Tiranë, the capital city of Albania, is the largest city in Albania. It has a population of around 860,000 people.
What are the Biggest Cities in Albania?
What Languages are Spoken in Albania?
Albania is an ethnically homogeneous country with a vast majority of the population speaking the Albanian language.
What Languages Are Spoken In Albania?
Are There Any UNESCO Sites in Albania?
Some of the Albanian World Heritage Sites include Burtint, the Historic Berat and Gjirokastra, the Durres Amphitheater, and the Royal Tombs of Selca.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Albania
What Kind of Government Does Albania Have?
Albania's current political framework is provided for in the 1998 constitution known as Kushtetuta. The constitution established the country as a parliamentary representative democratic republic.
What Type Of Government Does Albania Have?
What Is The Capital Of Albania?
Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania. It is the center of the country's economy, culture, and government activities. The city was founded in 1614 and was declared the country's capital in 1912.