The Flag of Albania was established as the National flag of Albania during its Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. The Flag of Albania is a red flag with a silhouetted black double-headed eagle in the centre. The red stands for bravery, strength, valour and bloodshed, while the double-headed eagle represents the sovereign state of Albania.
Flag of Albania Design and Colour Scheme
The Flag of Albania consists of two colours red and black and a double-headed Eagle.
- The red stands for bravery, strength, valour and bloodshed.
- The double-headed eagle represents the sovereign state of Albania.
Brief History about the Flag of Albania
The Flag of Albania
The flag of Albania goes directly back to the national hero Skanderbeg. He was from the noble origin and was called really George Kastriota. He led an anti-Turkish revolt between the years 1443 and 1468, after the every more extending Osmanic Empire since 1385 struggled down Epirus, the remaining Territory of Byzantium, and started therewith to submit the territory of the today’s Albania. During the revolt, Skanderbeg used red flags with a black twin-headed eagle. Probably Skanderbeg was inspired from the Byzantian flag. Ostensibly should have played a role, too, the legend, that the Albanians are descendants of the eagles.
After the declaration of independence from the Osmanic Empire on the 28th of November in 1912, they remember the old flag, and introduced a red flag, with a black twin-headed eagle and a six-jagged star above. The star should remember the Albanians, that they, equally which religion they have, have the same sky above the heads. As the German prince Wilhelm zu Wied get in 1914 prince of Albania, they changed the flag a few, because as now belongs to the Albanian territory a part of the old Epirus, were added this land representing ever four golden flashes in the claws of the eagle.