Albania
 
 
Parliament
National Constitution

Contact Datacentre
Population
2,930,187 Source
See latest population
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Albania

Flag Description

Red with a black two-headed eagle in the center; the design is claimed to be that of 15th-century hero George Castriota SKANDERBEG, who led a successful uprising against the Turks that resulted in a short-lived independence for some Albanian regions (1443-1478); an unsubstantiated explanation for the eagle symbol is the tradition that Albanians see themselves as descendants of the eagle; they refer to themselves as "Shkypetars," which translates as "sons of the eagle"

Albania National Anthem
English Translation

Around our flag we stand united,
With one wish and one goal,
A sacred oath we bestow upon it
Proclaiming loyalty for our salvation.

From war abstains only he,
Who a traitor is born,
He who is a true man is not frightened,
But dies a warrior to the cause.

With weapons in our hands a-brandished,
We will defend our fatherland,
Our sacred rights we’ll not relinquish,
The foe has no place in our land.

For God himself proclaimed:
The nations of the earth shall wane,
And yet will live, will thrive Albania.
For you, for you we fight.

O Flag, flag, you sacred symbol
upon you we now swear
for Albania, our dear fatherland
for honour and your glory.

Brave man is named and honoured
the one who sacrificed himself for the fatherland
Forever he will be remembered
on earth and under as a saint!

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from (Ottoman Empire) : 28 November 1912

Capital
Tiran

Calling code
355

Currency
Lek (ALL)

Geographic Coordinates
41°20'N 19°48'E

Official languages
Albanian

Geographic coordinates
41 00 N, 20 00 E


Map references
Europe

Area
total: 28,748 sq km
country comparison to the world: 145
land: 27,398 sq km
water: 1,350 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly smaller than Maryland

Coastline
362 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) 2,764 m

Nationality
noun: Albanian(s)
adjective: Albanian

Languages
Albanian 98.8% (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek 0.5%, other 0.6% (including Macedonian, Roma, Vlach, Turkish, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

National Anthem lyrics/music: Aleksander Stavre DRENOVA/Ciprian PORUMBESCU
note: adopted 1912

For details, contact Datacentre

Albania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See the location and aprox size of this country at the end. This country looks smaller in the world map and much smaller in the Universe. You are just 1 citizen of this world. But you and this country have far greater social, health, climate responsibility. For details, contact Datacentre.
The world map shared below gives you an idea as to where is this country in this large world.
The world map is just an image and not 100% right in dimension.