Albania - country of Eagle
Albania is located in the western Balkans, full name of the
Republic of Albania. Area of 28,700 square kilometers. Population of
3.15 million, most of the Albanians, the other Greek, Macedonian and
other minorities. Residents are Muslim. National General Albanian.
Currency lek. The capital of Tirana (Tirana).
The flag is dark red with a black double-headed eagle painted in
the center. Albania is known as "Eagle Country," and the eagle is
considered a symbol of Skanderbeg, a national hero.
In 1190 was the establishment of a feudal principality. From
1415, nearly 500 years of Turkish rule followed. On November 28,
1912, it declared its independence. During World War I it was
occupied by the Austro-Hungarians, Italians and French. A republic
was established in 1925. 1928 via the main system group, the ancient
king cable to the Italian invasion in April 1939. During World War
II, Italy, Germany and France occupied until its national liberation
in 1944. On January 11, 1946, the People's Republic of Albania was
established. In 1976, it was renamed the People's Republic of
Economic and Cultural Customs
Albania is one of Europe's most backward countries. Industry is
based around raw materials such as natural asphalt, copper and other
minerals and the production and export of oil. The main industrial
sectors are food, electricity, textiles, steel, and machinery. Areas
of agricultural production are concentrated on the western coastal
plains, where wheat, corn, cotton and tobacco are grown for profit.
Butrint is a southern border city, across the sea from the Greek
island of Corfu. It has been repeatedly destroyed by earthquakes and
wars. There remain ruins of the ancient castle, the Roman Empire and
the ancient open-air theater. In 2003, a British archaeologist
discovered chess pieces thought to date back to the sixth century.