For a time, Albania was the only Balkan state, other than Greece, not to have been swallowed up by Yugoslavia. However, today, the former Communist state is bordered by Greece (282km) to the south, Montenegro (172km) to the north, Kosovo (112km) to the north east and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (151km) to the east. On the west lies the Adriatic Sea. It is also one of the smallest nations in the region with a population of just under 3 million.
The Albania Flag http://www.sycflags.com/Albania.aspx
Flag adopted 7 April 1992, coat of arms adopted 22 May 1993.
Description: A red flag with a black double-headed eagle.
Use: on land, as the civil, state and war flag, at sea, as the state ensign.
MARIO 8th January 2010
I am very disappointed that some people are unaware of where Albania is situated even though it is a european country.
I suggest that Teachers that take Geography classes show their pupils the entirety of the atlas and familiarise them with european countries, especially when Albania is the oldest country in the Balcans.....
The true history has been untold for too long, someone needs to step up and tell the truth. being factual and honest. The truth is our heritage is older than the Greek fabrications, because we have been surpressed for too long.
ergis 16th June 2009
"why isn't Albania part of the middle east??"
Well Bob, for the same reason that USA is not part of Latin America. We (I am writing from the capital of Albania right now) are located in South-East of the European continent. It is about geography mate.
Hassan 25th October 2005
This website was very helpful. Other websites have a lot of wrong things about Albania.
Ilija 12th June 2005
Hey Shirley, I could almost here the "World's smallest violin" playing, while I read your post.
Perry Man 17th April 2005
I had to do a report on Albania for school. This website was a big help, but I wish there were more about the cities of Albania.
Copyright 23rd December 2004
The Republic of Albania, or Albania (Albanian: Shqipëria, meaning Land of the Eagles), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro in the north, Serbia (Kosovo) in the north-east, the Republic of Macedonia in the east, and Greece in the south, has a coast on the Adriatic Sea in the west, and a coast on the Ionian Sea in the southwest.
السلطة الفلسطينية 10th December 2004
A country of southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. The region was settled in ancient times by Illyrians and Thracians and later came under Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule. Having declared independence in 1912, Albania became a republic in 1925, then a satellite of the USSR in 1944. Elections in 1992 transferred power from the Communist Party to a nominally democratic government. Tiranë is the capital and the largest city. Population: 3,414,000.