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Shqiperia=Albania

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By: Besa Brija Shqiperia=Albania Albania has been through much struggle in the past but they have always managed to fight there way throught it. Here are some key events in Albania's history:
One event occurred on November 28, 1912 when Albania proclaimed its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
In addition from 1944-1990 Albania was a communist country.
Religion was prohibited from 1967 to 1990 all churches and mosques were shutdown and religious practices were prohibited in an effort to promote nationalism.
In 1991 the country's name was changed from the People's Republic of Albania to the Republic of Albania.
Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended its 47 year communist rule and established a multiparty democracy.
In May of 1999 Serb forces invaded Kosovo, and the incident composed of mass murders and massacres. Hundreds and thousands of people fled from their homes.
These are just few events from the history of Albania. History of Albania Enver Hoxha Young Enver Hoxha old There are many different types of food in Albania. Among the most popular ingredients to add to food are peppers, potatoes, onions, cabbage, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, and assortment of legumes. These ingredients are locally grown in at least everybody's yard, everyone has vegetable plants and fruit trees, etc. These vegetables are combined with meat to form the basis for many Albanian foods. Most often these ingredients combined are used to make stew, stuffed vegetables, or meatballs, etc. Olives are also widely eaten in Albania whether by itself or combined with something. Garlic and hot peppers are widely used for flavoring and so are lemons, vinegar, and sometimes yogurt. Yogurt is consumed daily by many Albanians and forms the basis for many sauces and other dishes. Albanian cheeses are unique and also vary by region. Feta cheese and white cheese from sheep's milk are very popular. There are also many Albanian desserts. Baklava, cookies, puddings are all popular desserts. Boza is also a common drink served as part of dessert to, it is produced from maize and originates from the North. These are just few examples of Albanian dishes there are countless others left. Albanian Food Baklava Boza Education in Albania has improved so much since the past. Before the establishment of the People's Republic the illiteracy rate was as high as 85%. Schools were scarce between world war 1 and world war 2. When the People's Republic was established in 1945, the Party gave high priority to the wiping out of illiteracy. In fact anyone between the ages of 12 and 40 who could not read or write were mandated to attend classes to learn. By 1955, illiteracy was eliminated among the adult population. Today the overall literacy rate is 98.7%, for men its 99.2% and for women its 98.3%. Education hes made a huge improvement. Education in Albania Albanian Soccer Team Albania shares a border with Greece to the south,southeast, Macedonia to the east, Kosovo to the northeast, and Montenegro to the Northwest.
Albania is slightly larger than the state of Maryland. Albania is primarily a mountainous region but flat along its coastline.
The climate is mild and temperate, the winters are cool and wet, the summers are dry and hot. The population is about 3 million+ people.
The most popular sport in Albania is soccer
Albania is made up of 70% muslims, 20% Albanian Orthodox, and 10% Roman Catholic.
The government is a parliamentary democracy. The capital of Albania is Tirana.
Albania means land of the eagles the national flag is a black two headed eagle on a red background. Red represents bravery and the blood from lives lost during war and black represents freedom. Facts of Albania Traditional Albanian Clothing Flag of Albania Tirana The End Websites Used... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania http://www.albania-hotel.com/info-about-albania http://www.albanian.com/main/countries/albania/index.html http://kids.yahoo.com/reference/world-factbook/country/al--Albania
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