25th November 1912, Elbasan; the first city to declare independence

The flag that was raised in Elbasan

Albania’s first city that raised the Albanian flag and declared the independence was Elbasan. On November 25th, 1912, Elbasan patriots, liberated their town from five centuries occupation and declared it part of free independent Albania.Their example was followed from the other cities of central Albania: Durres, Tirana, Kavaja, Peqin, Lushnja.

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