Short URL: http://tnot.es/AL - National Anthem of Albania.
Albania is known as Eagle's Country, Shqiperi in Albanian.
Tirana is the capital, with Durres Albania's major port on the Adriatic Sea.
Albania Culture, Albania Directories, Albania
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Travel Guides, Albanian History, Cheap Hotels and Hostels in Albania, Map of Albania.
Driving From Tirana.
One of the smallest countries in Europe, Albania is also very
mountainous and little known to outsiders.
Countries neighbouring Albania are: Montenegro,
Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece.
Predominately an Indo- European people, descendants of the ancient
Illyrians, the Albanians are divided into two main groups: the Ghegs to the north of the
Shkumbi River, and the Tosks to the south.
Rome conquered the Illyrian Kingdom in 168 BC, and went on to rule for
more than five centuries. Some of the emperors were even of Illyrian descent, as the
region became a major transit route through Byzantium.
As the Roman Empire declined, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, and Slavs all
tried to fill the vacuum. Then came the Normans and the Serbs.
After the collapse of Stephan Dushan's Serbian Empire, and the death
of Scanderbeg, the feudal lords were soon overrun by the Turks.
Albanian language and culture were suppressed for almost 400 years
during Ottoman rule, although the Turks were never able to totally control the people.
Ismail Qemal led a series of revolts against Turkey, and on November
28, 1912, Albania finally gained independence.
Albania underwent a cultural revolution in the mid-1960s, when Western
influences were scorned, Soviet and Chinese systems were followed, and hardly anyone could
enter the country.
Albania Country Study:
The US Library of Congress reference page for historical and economic developments in
Weather in Albania
View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in places around
Tirana Bank now has access to the Visa system. I withdrew some
Lek from a Skodra branch of Tirana Bank with no problems. It was a little un-nerving
to have a guard with a machine gun on duty 24 hours a day but much better than bringing in
Sent in by: Ian Lawrence.
Getting to Albania, and other information for tourists.
Albanian language and culture were suppressed for almost 400 years during Ottoman rule,
although the Turks were never able to totally control the Albanian people.
The Albanian business directory.
Located close to the town of Korca (South-east Albania), on the
Korca-Kolonja national road, the Tumulus of Kamenica is one of the most representative
monuments of the prehistory of Albania and of the wider region.
For a better understanding of the history of Albania.
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