Country, near Italy, borders Greece Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Mostly mountanious, has a coast on the Adriatic sea. Albanians are decendents from the Illirians. Was an Ottoman province until 1913. Had a brief kingship from 1913 to the beging of WWII. After WWII a communist dictatorship was enacted under the rule of Enver Hoxha. He died in the 1980s soon thereafter, in 1990 communism was overthrown, and a new corrupt democratic government took hold. Albania is the only country in Europe to date to have a positive growth rate and a muslim majority.
Albanian - a person from Albania. Shqiperia is the local name for Albania.
Gjergj Kastrioti is Albania's national hero.
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