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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Albania.
Who wrote the Albanian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Albania officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Albania is "Hymni i Flamurit" which means in English "Hymn to the Flag".
Albania's anthem lyrics were written by Aleksander Stavre DRENOVA and the music was written by Ciprian PORUMBESCU.
Adopted 1912.
 
National anthem of Albania free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Albania's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Albania national anthem on Youtube
 
Albanian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Around our flag we stand united,
With one wish and one goal,
A sacred oath we bestow upon it
Proclaiming loyalty for our salvation.
 
From war abstains only he,
Who a traitor is born,
He who is a true man is not frightened,
But dies a martyr to the cause.
 
(Not usually sung)
With weapons in our hands a-brandished,
We will defend our fatherland,
Our sacred rights we’ll not relinquish,
The foe has no place in our land.
 
(Not sung)
For God himself proclaimed:
The nations of the earth shall wane,
And yet will live, will thrive Albania.
For her our fight won’t be in vain.
 
(Not sung)
O Flag, flag, you sacred symbol
upon you we now swear
for Albania, our dear fatherland
for honour and your commends
 
(Not sung)
Brave man is named and honoured
the one who sacrificed himself for the fatherland
Forever he will be remembered
on earth and under as a saint!
 
You can find more information about Albanian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Albanian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Albania
Albanian national symbol: double-headed eagle.

Albania flag

Conventional short form country name: Albania.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Albania.
Local short form country name: Shqiperia.
Local long form country name: Republika e Shqiperise.
Former name of Albania: People's Socialist Republic of Albania.
 
Albania Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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