Flag of the Week: Albania

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Clara Bonzi Teixeira
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Albania infographic, see the text below for details.

Albania
Albania is a small country in Southeastern Europe.

Symbols on the Flag:

  • Red: bravery, strength, valour and bloodshed

  • Double headed eagle: sovereign state of Alban of Albania

Fast Facts:

  • Area: 11,100 square miles

  • Population: 2,822,000

  • Capital: Tirana

  • Language: Albanian

  • Religion: Majority Muslim

Currency: Lek

Geography:
Albania is bounded by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the southeast and south, and the Adriatic and Ionian seas to the west and southwest, respectively.

Famous Figures:
[images of Iir Meta and Edi Rama]

lir Meta is the incumbent president of Albania.
Edi Rama is Albania's prime minister, and holds the executive power of the nation.

Food + Culture: [image of byrek]

Albanian food is a blend of Mediterranean and Balkans cuisine. [image of girls dressed in traditional attire for festival]

Folklore plays a role in Albanian culture; the National Festival of Folklore is held in Gjirokastër, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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