Albania Photos

Albania Photos

Posted by albaniaphotos on December 19, 2012

en:User:IllyricumSacrum / Foter / CC BY-SA
Amaro / Foter / GNU Free Documentation License
Albinfo / Foter / CC BY-SA

Source:
http://foter.com/Albania/ – Foter.com
http://www.eduteka.pl/temat/Albania – Eduteka.pl

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Toronto Zoo Coupons

Posted by albaniaphotos on July 29, 2011

Are you excited to hear the words “Toronto Zoo coupons? I know I jumped for each word in the sentence. Toronto has an incredible zoo, and you can really get big discounts to get there. For visitors and residents, it is a good place to spend quality time with your family adventure. I take the kids to the zoo. The Toronto Zoo offers an informative and interesting experience for our children. What would make it more fun is saving offers and coupons wallet friendly.

We continue the hunt for some of these coupons for Toronto Zoo offers five CityPass.com City Pass Toronto attractions, including the Toronto Zoo, Casa Loma, CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Centre. City Pass will pay $ 59 for adults and $ 39 for children, which is much cheaper than what you pay for separately.

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The circuit Lezha

Posted by albaniaphotos on April 15, 2009

11153597740albania-countrysideThe circuit Lezha (alb. qarku and Lezhës) is one of the twelve wards in the country. The circuit includes the districts of: Kurbin, Lezha and Mirdita. The capital of the circuit is Lezha.

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Szkodra

Posted by albaniaphotos on January 14, 2009

Szkodra (alb. rrethi and Shkodrës) – one of the thirty six administrative districts in Albania, is in the north-western part of the country. Has about 185 thousand. people (2004 estimate), and occupies an area of 1,631 km ². Its capital is Szkodra.

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Population

Posted by albaniaphotos on December 4, 2008

Population of Albania declined after the 1998 year by more than a quarter million as a result of emigration to Italy and Greece. Natural increase once the highest in Europe (for the period 1960-1985 within the limits of 2,5-3%) stopniał to 0.8% in 2003. According to official data almost single-ethnic country: 95% Albanians, the other is mostly Greeks – 3% and Macedonians, living outside the country to nearly 2 million people, of whom 1.3 million in Kosovo, more than 200 thousand. Greece and over 170 thousand. in Italy.

In fact, since 1989, there was no general census in Albania where citizens could freely declare their nationality. Among the minorities living in Albania to replace the Greeks, the association was founded in 1991 in the organization Omonia, residing mainly in the southern part of the country, Macedonians grouped in 4 Societies: MIR, Gora, Med and Prespa, represented by a political party-Macedonian Party for European Integration of Albania. Macedonians live in southern and eastern regions of Albania Mala Prespa and Golo Brdo and major cities Elbasan and Tirana. In addition, Albania live in a number of Wołochów, Roma and Czarnogórców.

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More destinations

Posted by albaniaphotos on October 6, 2008

* Albanian Riviera
* Kruja with the fortress contained therein and the Skanderbeg Museum and the Ethnological Museum and a Turkish bath.
* Butrint, is a ruin site in southern Albania near the town of Saranda UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Byllis was an ancient city. The ruins is located approximately 30 km southeast of Apollonia between Fier, Vlora and Tepelena
* Gjirokaster also known as the “city of stones” in 2005 in the UNESCO list of the UNESCO World Heritage site has been taken up.

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Vlora

Posted by albaniaphotos on August 20, 2008

Vlorë or Vlora (Albanian: Vlorë, archaic: Aulon, archaic: ancient Greek Αυλών) is the second largest port city of Albania, after Durrës, with a population of about 124,000 (2006 estimate).

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Travel Warning: Border Areas

Posted by albaniaphotos on June 16, 2008

The security situation in Albania is generally fine, but due to poverty, certain parts of the country require a little extra caution. The northeast of the country, which borders Kosovo, is dangerous due to the presence of landmines and armed gangs. It should only be tackled by travellers with local guides. Caution is also advised in the area bordering Macedonia, as security is poor.

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Pre-20th-Century History

Posted by albaniaphotos on May 8, 2008

The Illyrians, ancestors of today’s Albanians, occupied the western Balkans in the 2nd millennium BC, and a convoy of interested warring states followed. The Greeks arrived in the 7th century BC, set up self governing colonies and in the main traded peacefully with the Illyrians, who set up their own tribal states by the 4th century BC. The Greeks took over the south, and still have a claim on it today. The expanding Roman Empire came to blows with an expanding Illyrian Empire based around Shkodra in present day northern Albania, and the Illyrians came off the worse after the Romans sent 200 warships there in 228 BC. The Romans spread their rule to the whole of the Balkans by 167 BC, and in the main Illyria enjoyed peace and prosperity – as long as you weren’t one of the slaves working on the agricultural estates.

When the Romans couldn’t hold on any longer, the Visigoths, Huns, Ostrogoths and Slavs salivating outside city limits struck poses and compared armies during the 5th and 6th centuries AD. In the 11th century, the Byzantines, Bulgarians and Normans squabbled over the northern region of Illyria, which, before Roman times, had stretched north to the Danube. Serbia, the Turks under the Ottoman Empire and even the Venetians all came and stayed, but in 1479 the Ottomans invaded and ruled until 1912, letting the region languish as the most backward part of Europe. In 1878, the Albanian League at Prizren (in present day Kosovo) began a struggle for autonomy that continues today. The Turkish army squashed the first glimmers of independence in 1881, but further uprisings followed.

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Tirana

Posted by albaniaphotos on April 30, 2008

Tirana (Albanian: Tiranë or Tirana) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Albania. It was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha and became Albania’s capital city in 1920.

Tirana is located at (41.33°N, 19.82°E) in the eponymous district and county. Its average altitude is 110 meters (361 ft) above sea level. It lies on the Ishëm River, about 20 miles (32 km) inland.

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