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Albania





Official Name

Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë)

Capital and Largest City

Tirana

Official Language

Albanian

Motto

"Ti Shqipëri, më jep nder, më jep emrin Shqipëtar" (You Albania, give me honour, give me the name Albanian")

National Anthem

Himni i Flamurit (Hymn to the Flag)

Currency

Albanian Lek (ALL)

Driving Side

Right

Government

Unitary Parliamentary Republic

Parliament

Kuvendi (unicameral)

Highest Point

Mount Korab (2,764m)

Fun Facts about Albania

  • The oldest lake in Europe, lake Ohrid, is located on the border between Albania and North Macedonia. The lake was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Albania has around 173,000 bunkers scattered around the countryside. They were built by former dictator Enver Hoxha. They were built to withstand atomic and chemical attacks. They were never put to use.

  • The name for the nation in Albanian is Shqipëri, which is often translated to The Land of the Eagles.



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