Albania and simple information....................2

 

Coat of arms....................................................3

 

Flag...................................................................4

 

The tale of the eagle......................................5

 

Culture..............................................................6

 

Food..................................................................7

 

 

       Contents

    Famouse places and beaches.......................8

 

Famouse people..............................................9

 

Facts.................................................................10

 

Thankyou page.................................................11

 

 

 

    The official name of this country is ‘The Republic of Albania’. It is one of the Balkan nations with mountainous terrain in Southeastern Europe. To get an idea of where it is located, it is across from Italy, divided by the Adriatic Sea.

 

Population: 3,170,000 people

Language: Albanian Greek

 Religions: Muslim, Albanian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

 Capital City: Tirana, 367,000 people

 Currency Used: Lek

  

 

      Albania 

Simple information

                         

       The coat of arms of Albania is an adaptation of the flag of Albania. It is based on the flag and seal of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. The emblem above the head of the two-headed eagle is the helmet of Skanderbeg, surmounted with billy goats' horns.
 

   Coat of arms

    The flag of Albania is a red flag with a silhouetted black double-headed eagle in the center. The red stands for bravery, strength and valor, while the double-headed eagle represents the sovereign state of Albania located in the Balkans. 

           Flag

     The tale of the Eagle is an Albanian folk tale that explains how Albania and Albanians received their indigenous name: A youth was hunting in the mountains. An eagle flying above him alighted on top of a crag. The eagle was especially large and had a snake in its beak. After a while, the eagle flew away from the crag where it had its nest. The youth then climbed to the top of the crag where he saw, in the nest, an eaglet playing with the dead snake. But the snake wasn't really dead! Suddenly it stirred, revealed its fangs and was ready to pierce the eaglet with its deadly venom. The youth quickly took out his bow and arrow and killed the snake. Then he took the eaglet and started for his home. Suddenly the youth heard above him the loud whir of the great eagle's wings.
"Why do you kidnap my child?" cried the eagle. "The child is mine because I saved it from the snake which you didn't kill," answered the youth.
"Give me back my child, and I will give you as a reward the sharpness of my eyes and the powerful strength of my wings. You will become invincible, and you will be called by my name!"
Thus the youth handed over the eaglet. After the eaglet grew, it would always fly above the head of the youth, now a grown man, who with his bow and arrows killed many wild beasts of the forest, and with his sword slew many enemies of the land. During all of these feats, the eagle faithfully watched over and guided him.
Amazed by the valiant hunter's deeds, the people of the land elected him king and called him Shqipëtar, which is to say Son of the Eagle (shqipe orshqiponjë is Albanian for eagle) and his kingdom became known as "Shqipëria" or Land of the Eagles.The two heads on the eagle represent the north and the south.

The tale of the eagle

                                

Albanians are a native Balkan people who live in Southern Europe. They call themselves Shqiptarë. Albanians live in ethnically compact settlements in large areas, primarily in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, but also in Montenegro and Greece. Albanian culture is unique and diverse. There are two cultural groups in Albanian territories: the Ghegs and Tosks. Ghegs live in the north part while Tosks live in the south part. Although there are some differences between the two cultural groups, they keep a strong national identity.

 

                         Culture of albania

      

  • Albanian cuisine is typically Balkan influenced by Italian and Turkish cuisines, but also ancient Illyrian, Roman and Greek cooking

  • . Most traditional Albanian food consists of vegetables, spices, meats, fish, vinegar, yogurt and herbs.

  • Cow, lamb, rabbit and chicken meat is used heavily in various dishes.  

  • Vegetables are used in almost every dish.

  • Milk and its byproducts, as well as eggs, are daily food.

  • Here are some of the popular dishes.

  • There are many popular dishes of Albanian food.

  • The most famous is Spinach and Cheese Pie.

  • Albanian pies are generally made of thin pastry leaves which can be rolled out at home. Pastry leaves are laid inside the baking pan and then sprinkled Spinach with salt and cheese are added over the already laid pastry leaves.  It is finished by covering the spinach with the rest of the pastry leaves and then baked.

  • Bean Yahni Soup is also a very popular dish.

  •  It is dry white beans, mixed with chopped onions, chopped parsley, salt, chili powder and olive oil. It should be boiled in hot water for 10 minutes until thick sauce is formed.

  • Another popular dish is Stuffed Peppers.

  • Bell peppers are usually used for this dish. Peppers are stuffed with mince meat, rice, fried onions, chopped dill and parsley and placed on a tray for baking. Water is added until the rice and peppers are soft.

  • Another famouse dish  is Baklava. Baklava is made of rolled dough, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar, and water. It is really yummy.



 



 

  Food of albania

  • Berat

  • Albanian rivera

  • Apollina

  • Durres

  • Gjirokastra

  • Kruja

  • Tirana

  • Shokodra

Famouse places and beaches

    Kasimili beach

    Manstir beach

    Pasqyrat baech

    Jale beach

    Dhermi beach

       Lorik cana

            Mother teresa 

     Famouse people

Eleni fourenia

                     Alfred moisiu 

    The Tirana International airport was named after Mother Teresa in 2001.

 

Albania has never won a medal at the Olympics.

One rupee=1.81 lek

     Facts on albania

    Nodding your head in Albania is a disagreement while shaking the head means "yes", so it can get pretty confusing for tourists!

 

 Xhiro is the name for an evening walk in Albania. Some of the towns close roads to cars at certain times of the evening so locals can talk their daily stroll.

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