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Albania: Kingdom, 1928-1934

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[Kingdom, 1929]

Flag of the Kingdom of Albania, 1929-1934 - Image by Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

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State flag

Zogu ruled the country in a dictatorial manner, in alliance first with Yugoslavia and later with Italy. Elections for a Constituent Assembly were held in July - August 1928. The Assembly held its first meeting on 1 September 1928, proclaiming then Zogu King as Zogu I. The new monarchic Constitution was proclaimed on 22 November 1928, including the adoption of a new design of the national flags.

The new flags were approved on 3 August 1929 by the Council of Ministers, submitted to the King by the Prime Minister K. Kotta in proposal No. 1271/I of 5 August 1929, and officially adopted on 8 August 1929 by Royal Legislative Decree No. 178. The previous flags were forbidden as of three months after the publication of this Decree, which got into effect also three months after its publication.

Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

Civil flag

[Kingdom, 1929 - civil flag]

Civil flag - Image by Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

In the civil flag the size of the eagle was variable, but it should have had the same proportions as in the State flag (1:1); the proportions of the flag should also have been the same (2:3).

Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

War flag and ensign, Royal standard

[Kingdom, 1929 - war flag, Royal standard]

War flag and ensign - Image by Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

The war flag and ensign, a square version of the State flag with two golden branches below the eagle, was also used as the Royal standard.

Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996

Civil ensign

[De jure 1928 ensign]

Civil ensign - Image by Jorge Candeias, 15 July 1996

In 1928, the civil ensign of Albania changed its legal proportions to 1:2, but in practice the previous civil ensign, in proportions 2:3, was still used.

Jaume Ollé, 15 July 1996