What is Albania?

  • (noun): A republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula.
    Synonyms: Republic of Albania


Albania (i/ælˈbeɪniə/ al-BAY-nee-ə, Albanian: Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg Albanian: Shqipni/Shqipnia), officially known as the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë pronounced ), is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo (Disputed) to the northeast, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west, and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.

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Albania - Cuisine
... Main article Albanian cuisine The cuisine of Albania – as with most Mediterranean and Balkan nations – is strongly influenced by its long history ... At different times, the territory which is now Albania has been claimed or occupied by Greece, Serbia, Italy and the Ottoman Turks and each group has left its mark on Albanian cuisine ...
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Ervin Hatibi - Writings
... (Table of Contents), came out in 2004 in Albania ... magazine Lobi, Bota Shqiptare, in Italy and Fjala, in Albania, have also frequently been tribunes of his writings ... His collection of essays, Republick of Albanania, Albania, 2005, is a colourful collage of some of his best essays written during this past decade where he displays his Sufi Islamic ...
Religion In Albania - History - Renaissance and Early Modern Period - Catholicism
... Albania once numbered eighteen episcopal Sees, some of them having uninterrupted activity from the dawn of the Catholicism until today. 17th century, when persecution by Ottoman Turkish lords in Albania started to result in the conversion of many villages to the Islamic faith, particularly among ... Owing to Austrian interest in Albania, the institution of the Catholic bishops of Albania was obtained through a civil decree released by the Vilajet of Berat ...