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Al·ba·ni·a(ăl-bā′nē-ə, -bān′yə, ôl-)
A country of southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. The region was settled in ancient times by Illyrians and later came under Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule. Having declared independence in 1912, Albania was successively a principality, a republic (after 1925), a kingdom (after 1928), and a Communist state (after 1944). Elections in 1992 transferred power from the Communist Party to a nominally democratic government. Tiranë is the capital and the largest city.
(Placename) a republic in SE Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula: became independent in 1912 after more than four centuries of Turkish rule; established as a republic (1946) under Communist rule; multiparty constitution adopted in 1991. It is generally mountainous, rising over 2700 m (9000 ft), with extensive forests. Language: Albanian. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: lek. Capital: Tirana. Pop: 3 011 405 (2013 est). Area: 28 749 sq km (11 100 sq miles)
Al•ba•ni•a(ælˈbeɪ ni ə, -ˈbeɪn yə)
a republic in S Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula between Yugoslavia and Greece. 3,364,571; 10,632 sq. mi. (27,535 sq. km). Cap.: Tiranë.
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|Noun||1.||Albania - a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula|
Balkan Peninsula, Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Epirus - an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania
Albanian - a native or inhabitant of Albania
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