The Flag of Albania

Albanian Flag

The Flag of Albania - Description of the Albanian Flag

As the above picture of the Albanian Flag indicates the overall background is Red with a black two-headed eagle in the center. Albania means Land of the Eagles

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Albanian flag represent the following:

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Albanian flag is described as Emblem -reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Albanian flag is described as 5:7

The Meaning & History of the Albanian Flag - The emblem on the Albanian flag is derived from a 1600's Coat of Arms of Gjergj Kastrioti ( known as Skanderbeg ) who led an Albanian revolt against the Ottoman Empire resulting in their brief independence from 1443 to 1468

The Albanian flag was officially adopted on April 7th 1992

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