Meaning of Albania in English:


Pronunciation /alˈbeɪnɪə/

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proper noun

  • A republic in south-eastern Europe, bordering on the Adriatic Sea; population 2,900,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Albanian; capital, Tirana.

Previously part of the Byzantine and later the Ottoman Empire, Albania gained independence in 1912. It became a Stalinist regime under Enver Hoxha after the Second World War, remaining extremely isolationist in policy and outlook until the communists lost power in 1992. Following a period of political instability a democratically elected government was brought to power in 2001