Albanian Cities, Albanian Culture, Albanian
Hotels, Albanian Tourism, Albanian Tours.
Travel to Albania.
The flag of Albania is red with a black two-headed eagle in the
The capital of Albania is
Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic
Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven
challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment,
widespread corruption, a dilapidated physical infrastructure, powerful organised crime
networks, and combative political opponents.
Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first
holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers
judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability
following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997.
In the 2005 general elections, the Democratic Party and its allies won
a decisive victory on pledges of reducing crime and corruption, promoting economic growth,
and decreasing the size of government. The election, and particularly the orderly
transition of power, was considered an important step forward.
Although Albania's economy continues to grow, the country is still one
of the poorest in Europe, hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy
and transportation infrastructure.
Albania has played a largely helpful role in managing inter-ethnic
tensions in south-eastern Europe, and is continuing to work toward joining NATO and the
European Union. Albania, with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been a strong supporter
of the global war on terrorism.
South-eastern Europe - bordering the
Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea; between Greece in the south, and Montenegro and Kosovo to the
(qarqe, singular - qark)
Qarku i Beratit; Qarku i Dibres; Qarku i Durresit; Qarku i Elbasanit;
Qarku i Fierit; Qarku i Gjirokastres; Qarku i Korces; Qarku i Kukesit; Qarku i Lezhes;
Qarku i Shkodres; Qarku i Tiranes; Qarku i Vlores.
28th November, 1912 (from Ottoman Empire).
Independence Day: 28th November.
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