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  Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Illyrian culture was influenced by the Greek culture (mainly the south Illyrian tribes).
Albania is one of Europe's poorest countries, with half of the economically-active population still engaged in agriculture and a fifth said to be working abroad.
Albania's coastline on the Ionian Sea, near the Greek tourist island of Corfu, is becoming increasingly popular with foreign visitors due to its relatively unspoilt nature and good beaches.
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 MSN Encarta - Albania
Albania (Albanian Shqipëria, “Country of the Eagle”), republic in southeastern Europe, officially known as the Republic of Albania.
Albania is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the west, Greece to the south, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to the east, and Serbia and Montenegro (formerly the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, or FRY) to the north and northeast.
Albania’s longest river is the Drin, total length 282 km (175 mi), which originates at two headwaters in Serbia and the FYROM and flows through northern Albania.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561564/Albania.html   (623 words)

  
 Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After the First Balkan War, Albania declared independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but the country remained in unrest.
Until 1990, five years after the death of Hoxha, Albania was an extremely isolationist communist state, with little contact even with the other communist states.
Albania consists of mostly hilly and mountainous terrain, the highest mountain reaching up to 2,753 m.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/a/al/albania.html   (594 words)

  
 Culture Of Albania - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The politics of culture and power: the roots of Hoxha's postwar state.
Albania: a Patrimony of European Values: Guide of Albanian History and Culture Heritage
Report on the directives of the 9th Congress of the Party for the 8th five-year plan, 1986-1990, of the development of the economy and culture of the People's...
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /culture_of_albania.htm   (112 words)

  
 Albania History & Albania Culture | iExplore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Albania is one of Europe’s poorest countries and continues to face severe difficulties adjusting to the new Europe after decades of Stalinist isolation.
Albania is blessed with appreciable natural resources – it is one of the world’s largest producers of chromium and boasts reserves of copper, nickel, pyrites and coal.
Nonetheless, Albania has since received steady support from major foreign donors and it was admitted to the World Trade Organization in July 2000 – as much a valuable symbol of international recognition as a potential boost to the economy.
nyt.iexplore.com /dmap/Albania/History   (1166 words)

  
 Albanian Information - Albanian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Albania is located in the western part of the Balkan peninsula.
From the Strait of Otranto, Albania is less than 100 km (60 miles) from Italy.
Bridge at Mesi in the Mat region, northern Albania
www.albanian.com /information/countries/albania   (90 words)

  
 Albanian Information - Albanian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Albanian men from the Mati region, northern Albania.
Three generations of Marubi's took pictures in Albania covering the period from 1890 to 1940.
The pictures were collected and revived by Loic Chauvin.
www.albanian.com /main/culture/gallery   (85 words)

  
 Albania Flag, Albania History, Culture of Albania, Economy of Albania, Flag of Albania
Albania is made up of mainly the native people which form 95% of the population.
The flag of Albania is red in colour with a fl two-headed eagle in the center.
Albania ranks very low when it is subjected to an economy comparison with other countries of Europe.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/albania1.html   (529 words)

  
 Albania: Society and Culture, Albanian Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ethnologue - Languages of Albania Spoken living languages and dialects of the county and numbers of speakers.
The United Nations in Albania Total of 17 UN organizations are operating in the country.
UNICEF in Albania Advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
albania.mousemagnet.com /society_and_culture.php   (922 words)

  
 Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After being conquered by a number of nations mainly the Byzantine Empire, it became a part of the Ottoman Empire in 1478 after years of resistance under the leadership of Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg, the Albanian National Hero.
Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy.
The Eastern Orthodox (20%) and Catholic Church (10%) are the other main religions in Albania, though in Albania religious fanaticism has never been a serious problem with people from different religions leaving in peace and even getting married without any problem.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/al/Albania.htm   (776 words)

  
 Travel in Albania
An estimated 30,000 tourists visited Albania in 1990, an increase of more than 50 percent over 1989; the number continued to grow in the mid-1990s.
Albania (Albanian Shqiperia, “Country of the Eagle”), republic in southeastern Europe, officially known as the Republic of Albania.
Lying along the northwestern edge of the Balkan Peninsula, it is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the west, Greece to the south, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to the east, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) to the north and northeast.
www.albinfo.com /albtravel.html   (243 words)

  
 Society and Culture | Albania | Europe | Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cultural Policies in Europe - Albania - Includes country profile, data, facts, trends and summaries of current debates on national cultural policy developments.
Ethnologue - Languages of Albania - Spoken living languages and dialects of the county and numbers of speakers.
The United Nations in Albania - Total of 17 UN organizations are operating in the country.
www.zodp.com /Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (1036 words)

  
 CER | Leading Albanian arts director ousted
When Edi Muka, the director of Tirana's International Center of Culture (ICC), Albania's first and only center for contemporary art and culture, was fired by the Minister of Culture on 5 December without reason, it was a setback for the emerging Albanian art scene.
Even in Albania, this would be surprising were it not for the fact that the new minister of culture, Esmeralda Uruci, a mathematics and economics teacher from Shkodra, has no previous experience in cultural policy or in policy building.
Initially, it was a mausoleum (officially the "Enver Hoxha Memorial Museum"), inaugurated in 1988 as the final resting place of Albania's ruler, Enver Hoxha, the lord of life and death in Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985.
www.ce-review.org /00/43/anderson43.html   (1507 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: Albania: Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cultural Policies in Europe - Albania - Historical overview, information on cultural administration, objectives and principles, issues in cultural policy development, legal framework, financing, institutions and governmental support.
Ethnologue - Languages of Albania - Information on the living spoken languages and dialects of the country and statistics.
The United Nations in Albania - Organization which aims to help the country overcome the many challenges it has faced since the collapse of the Communist regime in 1991.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (580 words)

  
 Albania Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Sun, forest, and a complex culture have survived the slings and arrows.
This pint-sized, sunny slice of Adriatic coast has been ground down by years of poverty, blood vendettas and too many five year plans, but Albania still manages to pack a wild punch of traditional Mediterranean charm and Soviet-style inefficiency.
The security situation in Albania is improving, although visitors should continue to exercise care and maintain a high level of personal security awareness.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/albania   (175 words)

  
 Albanian Culture
Albania has a very rich folk culture.It was first studied in the 19century,initially mostly by foreign scholars who were interested in linguistics.The ballad of
.Research has revealed that Albania is a country with an ancient civilization.
The Cakran civilization is very similar to contemporary civilizations north of the Adriatic.Of all the prehistoric settlements in Albania, the most important is that of
www.geocities.com /Paris/Louvre/6820/culture.html   (460 words)

  
 Ristafe - /Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
» Ethnologue - Languages of Albania - Spoken living languages and dialects of the county and numbers of speakers.
» The United Nations in Albania - Total of 17 UN organizations are operating in the country.
» UNICEF in Albania - Advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
www.ristafe.com /Ristafe/Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (1004 words)

  
 Vandray's Directory : Regional : Europe : Albania : Society_and_Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Historical overview, information on cultural administration, objectives and principles, issues in cultural policy development, legal framework, financing, institutions and governmental support.
Informatin on the living spoken languages and dialects of the country and statistics.
Non-governmental, non-profit organization supporting stability, peace and prosperity and encouraging all Albanians abroad to return to their homeland and contribute the experience they have attained abroad.
vandray.info /index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (745 words)

  
 Atlas: Albania
Albania Profile: History · Government · Economy · Population …
Albania: From Anarchy to Balkan Identity by Miranda Vickers and James Pettifer
Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model t Ford by Rose Wilder Lane and Helen Dore Boylston
www.infoplease.com /atlas/country/albania.html   (131 words)

  
 Culture Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Culture defines our society, fuels our differences and highlights our similarities.
Chat about your favorite culture and from Albania to Zimbabwe there all here.
You can review all the answers about cultures of the world here...the best source for cultural information available...period.
www.talkaboutculture.com   (108 words)

  
 Foro Marbella: Albania>Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Religious group travels from Illinois to Albania to work with Albanian farmers, "providing seeds for planting and seeds of the Gospel for their hearts."
AAGW is a nonprofit humanitarian organization assisting victims of human trafficking in Albania.
Includes information on the Archbishop, the Synod of Albania, history, ministries, services, programs, Church life, publications and education.
dir.foromarbella.com /Top/Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (673 words)

  
 Art & Culture for Albania
Archaeology of Albania-Archaeology of Albania-Art and archaeology of ancient Albania (Illyria).
This folk orchestra presents traditional and popular music of Albania and Kosova performed on authentic Albanian instruments.
Enver Hoxha Reference Archive - Enver Hoxha Reference Archive - Documents and speeches by Enver Hoxha on Albania, economics, politics, Marxism, Stalin, China, Maoism, imperialism and revolution.
www.escapeartist.com /albania/art.html   (270 words)

  
 Culture: Albania : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
These sites inform on culture in general, especially the performing and visual arts.
Researchers should also consult Central and Eastern Europe: Culture, a selection of the most informative websites from international, regional and other organizations that cover cultural institutions, the arts, and folk culture in all countries of Eastern Europe.
Institute of Folk Culture, the Academy of Sciences of Albania (http://www.academyofsciences.net/institutes/folk-culture/)
loc.gov /rr/international/european/albania/resources/al-culture.html   (175 words)

  
 Hampshire UK : Regional : Europe : Albania : Society_and_Culture
Registered lobby in Washington, DC, representing the concerns and interests of the Albanian people.
Information on the living spoken languages and dialects of the country and statistics.
Non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for Albanians and promoting peace and economic development in the Balkans.
www.hantsuk.com /directory/Regional/Europe/Albania/Society_and_Culture   (397 words)

  
 Search for culture in Albania at clickEurope.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Albania Online.com Albaniaonline.com: People and Culture, Albanian, albania, chat, forums,discussion boards
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Albania - A Country Study by the US Congress
Daily News, Yellow Pages, Postcards, Personals and more will be introduced one by one in the near future.
directory.albaniaonline.com /people_and_culture   (93 words)

  
 Albania - Shqipëria
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In 1990 Albania ended 44 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy.
The transition has proven difficult as corrupt governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, a dilapidated infrastructure, widespread gangsterism, and disruptive political opponents.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/albania.htm   (183 words)

  
 Directory - Regional: Europe: Albania: Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people.
Includes information on the flag, seal, national anthem and symbols and the presidential flag.
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 Omniseek: /Open Directory /Regional /Europe /Albania /Arts and Culture
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ISTORY: SOCIALIST ALBANIA The Stalinist state The new rulers inherited an Albania plagued by a host of ills: pervasive poverty, overwhelming illiteracy, blood feuds, epidemics of disease, and gross...
Copyright © 1995 The James M. Cox, Jr., Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Georgia, Athens,...
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Site desc: AAGW is a nonprofit humanitarian organization assisting victims of human trafficking in Albania.
Site desc: Includes information on the Archbishop, the Synod of Albania, history, ministries, services, programs, Church life, publications and education.
Site desc: Religious group travels from Illinois to Albania to work with Albanian farmers, "providing seeds for planting and seeds of the Gospel for their hearts."
www.xmeta.com /web/24414/regional/europe/albania/society-and-culture   (951 words)

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