Albania Flag Meaning & Details

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 Albania Flag
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  • red with a black two-headed eagle in the center

  • the design is claimed to be that of 15th-century hero George Kastrioti SKANDERBEG, who led a successful uprising against the Ottoman Turks that resulted in a short-lived independence for some Albanian regions (1443-78)

  • an unsubstantiated explanation for the eagle symbol is the tradition that Albanians see themselves as descendants of the eagle

  • they refer to themselves as "Shqiptare," which translates as "sons of the eagle"


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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