Flag of Albania Description
The flag of Albania is deep red, with a black two-headed eagle in the center. The two heads represent church and government, two major factors in Albania's history and national identity.
The red background stands for hardiness, bravery, strength and valor shown by the people, and the willingness to defend freedom.
History of the Albanian Flag
Since early in the fight for Albanian independence, the two-headed eagle was used on various flag designs over the years. Several versions of the flag were created by modifying the eagle's design, sometimes adding white or gold accents. When the region was kept under Italian rule, the eagle was flanked by two Roman styled pillars.
Albania declared independence on November 28, 1912. At this time, the new nation adopted a dark red flag with the black silhouette of a two-headed eagle, a white six-pointed star above the heads.
Last Updated On : December 14, 2012