Flag of Albania (GIF)

The national flag of Albania (Albanian: Flamuri i Republikës së Shqipërisë) has a striking design featuring a crimson field with a black, double-headed eagle in the center. This simple yet powerful flag holds deep historical and national significance. The red background symbolizes the courage and valor of the Albanian people, particularly in their long struggle for independence. The double-headed eagle is a traditional symbol in Albanian culture used by the Albanian nobles during the Middle Ages. It also represents the nation's aspiration for freedom and its historical ties to the Byzantine Empire. The flag embodies Albania's rich heritage, enduring spirit, and the unyielding pursuit of sovereignty and self-determination.

Adopted:November 28, 1912
Designed by:Sadik Kaceli
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇦🇱

The coat of arms of Albania is a powerful and iconic emblem, adapting the nation's flag into a golden-bordered shield. It features a Skanderbeg helmet, honoring the legendary figure who led the Albanian resistance against the Ottoman Empire, placed above a striking double-headed black eagle. This double-headed eagle is a symbol of strength, historical significance, and the nation's deep-rooted identity, reflecting Albania's enduring spirit and its historical ties to the Byzantine Empire, as in the flag. This emblem encapsulates the nation's historic struggle for independence, its fierce pride, and its unwavering commitment to sovereignty and self-determination.

The Albania flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeast Europe. Its capital is Tirana, and its population is about 2.812 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Greece, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Kosovo.

The waving flag of Albania with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Tirana
Major Cities:Durres,
Official language:Albanian
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:83% Albanians,
1% Greeks,
16% others
Religions:60% Muslims,
17% Christians,
3% Atheists,
20% others and unknowns
Nationality name:Albanian
Area:28,748 km²
(11,100 sq mi)
Population:2.812 million (2021)
Country codes:AL, ALB (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.al
Calling code:+355

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Albania (Albanian: Flamuri [Flamuri Kombëtar] dhe stema e Shqipërisë), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Albania
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Albania

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