9 Facts About Albania

1. In 2016, Albania surpassed Spain by becoming the country with the most coffee houses per capita in the world.

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2. Flag of Albania is a red flag with a black double-headed eagle in the centre.

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3. The first recorded Protestant of Albania was Said Toptani, who traveled around Europe and returned to Tirana in 1853, where he preached Protestantism.

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4. Constitution of Albania guarantees equal, free and universal health care for all its citizens.

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5. In 2007, Albania welcomed George W Bush who became the first President of the United States ever to visit the country.

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6. In terms of phytogeography, Albania is part of the Boreal Kingdom and stretches specifically within the Illyrian province of the Circumboreal and Mediterranean Region.

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7. When the communism collapsed in 1990, Albania rediscovered foreign policy after decades of isolationism and began to develop closer ties considerably with other countries of Western Europe and the United States.

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8. In October 1940, Albania served as a staging ground for an unsuccessful Italian invasion of Greece.

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9. Historically, the area of Albania was populated by various Illyrian, Thracian and Ancient Greek tribes as well as several Greek colonies established in the Illyrian coast.

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