Banner o Albanie
The naitional banner o Albanie (Albanian: Flamuri i Shqipërisë) is a reid banner wi a silhouette black twa-heidit eagle in the centre. It is the ae reid an black banner o a recognised sovereign state. It is claimed tae be derived frae the seemilar seal o Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, a 15t century Albanian who led the revolt against the Ottoman Empire that resultit in brief unthirldom for some regions o Albanie frae 1443 tae 1478. The current banner wis offeecially adoptit on 7 Aprile 1992, but previous Albanian states sic as the Kinrick o Albanie an the post-war communist state haed uised muckle the same banner, wi the umwhile sportin the "Helmet o Skanderbeg" abuin the eagle an the latter a reid starn wi a yellae rim.
The Naitional Assembly o Vlora which proclaimed Albanian unthirldom on 28 November 1912 approved the banner as a seembol o the Albanian naition.
The horizontal open-winged eagle seembolises the lack o submission o the hieland Albanians tae foreign conquest. The communist regime addit a yellae five-pointit starn tae the banner, which wis removed bi the first Albanian pluralist parliament in 1992 efter the communist collapse.
Albanie's civil ensign an naval ensign, baith maritime banners are different frae the naitional banner. The civil ensign consists o three horizontal baunds o reid, black, an reid. The naval ensign is seemilar tae the naitional banner, except that the eagle is on a white field, an the lawer portion o the banner haes a reid stripe.
- Bank of Albania. Currency: Albanian coins in circulation, issue of 1995, 1996 and 2000 Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. – Retrieved on 23 March 2009.
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