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Albania's Quick Facts

Land Area 27,398 km2
Water Area 1,350 km2
Total Area 28,748 km2
Population 3,038,594
Population Density 105.70 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $33.90 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,900
Currency Lek (ALL)
Largest Cities
  • Tiranë (Tirana) (493,712)

Albania Flag:
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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:
Flag of Albania

An adaptation of the flag, Alabania's coat of arms consists of a two-headed eagle with the helmet of Skanderbeg hovering above.

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