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Korab

Korab is the highest mountain peak in the Korab massif (alb. Mali and Korabit) in the Dinaric Mountains on the Balkan Peninsula. In the Korab massif, the borders of Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia meet. The main peak is crossed by the Albanian-Macedonian border and is the highest peak of both countries, and therefore belongs to the Crown of Europe. It is the second peak after Mont Blanc to be the highest point for more than one country. 1)

Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës

The UÇK (Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës - the Kosovo Liberation Army) was an Albanian terrorist organization operating on the territory of Kosovo. It is responsible for numerous assassinations committed against Serbs and drug trafficking. 2)

Skanderbeg

Skanderbeg is one of the symbols of Albania. His greatest successes were the defense of the castle of Krua against the attack of 150,000 soldiers of Sultan Murad II and the smashing of 70,000 soldiers of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror by a force of only 15,000 Albanians. There are many monuments and museums erected in honor of this great hero. 3)

Et’hem Bey Mosque

Et’hem Bey Mosque is a mosque located in Tirana, the capital of Albania. Construction of the mosque began in 1789 on the initiative of Molle Beja. It was the only active mosque in the country during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, but not for Albanians, only foreigners could enter it. Its interior is decorated with rich frescoes and stuccowork. It was reopened to the public in 1991. 4)

City of a thousand windows

Berat (alb. Berati) is a city in central Albania, on the river Osum. Due to the characteristic location on the slope of the hill, the place is called “the city of a thousand windows”. The city is rich in monuments, including medieval Byzantine fortress, Royal Mosque (built-in 1493, with frescoes from the eighteenth century), Icon Museum. 5)

albania.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/13 08:33 by aga