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Albania

Postwar postcard map of the Balkans including Albania, newly-created Yugoslavia, independent Hungary and Ukraine, expanded Greece and Romania, and diminished former Central Powers Bulgaria and Turkey.
Text:
Péninsule des Balkans
Échelle 1:12.000.000
Petit Atlas de Poche Universel
25 Édition Jeheber Genève
Reverse:
No. 20  Édition Jeheber, Genève (Suisse)
Balkans

Roumanie
(Royaume.)
Superficie . . . 290 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 16 000 000 hab. (50 par sq. km.
Capitale: Bucarest . . . 338 000 hab.

Bulgarie
(Royaume.)
Superficie . . . 100 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 4 000 000 hab. (40 par sq. km.)
Capitale: Sofia . . . 103 000 hab.

Grèce
(Royaume. Capitale: Athènes.)
En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) 200 000 sq. km. 6 000 000 hab. 30 p. sq. km.
En Asie mineure . . . 30 000 sq. km 1 300 000 hab. 43 p. sq. km.
Total 230 000 sq. km. 7 300 000 hab. 32 p. sq. km.
Ville de plus de 50 000 habitants:
Smyrne (Asie) . . . 350 000 hab.
Athènes . . . 175 000 hab.
Salonique . . . 150 000
Andrinople . . . 70 000 hab.
Pirée . . . 70 000 hab.

Turquie d'Europe
(Empire Ottoman.)
Superficie . . . 2 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 1 100 000 550 par sq. km.
Capitale: Constantinople 1 000 000 hab.

Albanie
Superficie . . . 30 000 sq. km.
Population . . . 800 000 hab. (27 par sq. km.)
Villes: Scutari . . . 30 000 hab.
Durazzo . . . 5 000 hab.

Yougoslavie
Voir le tableau des statisques de ce pays, ainsi que la carte de la partie occidentale de la Yougoslavie, sur la carte d'Italie.

Inst. Géog. Kummerly & Frey, Berne.

Balkan Peninsula
Scale 1: 12,000,000
Little Univeral Pocket Atlas

Royaume - Kingdom
Superficie - Area

En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) - In Europe (including Crete and the islands)
En Asie mineure - In Asia Minor

Yugoslavia
See the table of statistics of this country, as well as the map of the western part of Yugoslavia, on the map of Italy.

Postwar postcard map of the Balkans including Albania, newly-created Yugoslavia, independent Hungary and Ukraine, expanded Greece and Romania, and diminished former Central Powers Bulgaria and Turkey.

Image text

Péninsule des Balkans

Échelle 1:12.000.000



Petit Atlas de Poche Universel

25 Édition Jeheber Genève



Reverse:

No. 20 Édition Jeheber, Genève (Suisse)

Balkans



Roumanie

(Royaume.)

Superficie . . . 290 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 16 000 000 hab. (50 par sq. km.

Capitale: Bucarest . . . 338 000 hab.



Bulgarie

(Royaume.)

Superficie . . . 100 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 4 000 000 hab. (40 par sq. km.)

Capitale: Sofia . . . 103 000 hab.



Grèce

(Royaume. Capitale: Athènes.)

En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) 200 000 sq. km. 6 000 000 hab. 30 p. sq. km.

En Asie mineure . . . 30 000 sq. km 1 300 000 hab. 43 p. sq. km.

Total 230 000 sq. km. 7 300 000 hab. 32 p. sq. km.

Ville de plus de 50 000 habitants:

Smyrne (Asie) . . . 350 000 hab.

Athènes . . . 175 000 hab.

Salonique . . . 150 000

Andrinople . . . 70 000 hab.

Pirée . . . 70 000 hab.



Turquie d'Europe

(Empire Ottoman.)

Superficie . . . 2 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 1 100 000 550 par sq. km.

Capitale: Constantinople 1 000 000 hab.



Albanie

Superficie . . . 30 000 sq. km.

Population . . . 800 000 hab. (27 par sq. km.)

Villes: Scutari . . . 30 000 hab.

Durazzo . . . 5 000 hab.



Yougoslavie

Voir le tableau des statisques de ce pays, ainsi que la carte de la partie occidentale de la Yougoslavie, sur la carte d'Italie.



Inst. Géog. Kummerly & Frey, Berne.



Balkan Peninsula

Scale 1: 12,000,000

Little Univeral Pocket Atlas



Royaume - Kingdom

Superficie - Area



En Europe (y compris la Crète et les iles) - In Europe (including Crete and the islands)

En Asie mineure - In Asia Minor



Yugoslavia

See the table of statistics of this country, as well as the map of the western part of Yugoslavia, on the map of Italy.

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In the First Balkan War (October 8, 1912 to May 30, 1913) Greece, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia united against Turkey, defeating it, and shrinking its foothold in Europe. When the war ended, much of the territory that became Albania was held by Montenegro, Serbia, and Greece.

On November 28, 1912, Albania declared its independence which the Treaty of London that ended the war confirmed, but Serbia continued to hold part of northern Albania, and Greece part of southern. Essad Pasha, the last Turkish governor of the territory, held some control of the central part of the country.

After entering the war, Italy occupied the Albanian port of Valona in 1915.

Albania became embroiled in the Great War when Serbia was defeated and its army began its retreat from Serbia on November 25, 1915 through its neighbor to the Adriatic coast. Retreating through the mountains in winter, the Serbs were bombed by Austro-Hungarian aircraft, and attacked by Albanian brigands. The Serbian Army reached Scutari, Albania on December 7, and continued to the coast, with between 100,000 and 150,000 reaching the Albanian coastal cities of Durazzo and Valona. At Valona, the Italians resisted their advance. In the spring of 1916, the French Navy transported them from Albania to Corfu and ultimately to the left wing of the Salonica front.

Although the invasion of Serbia was a coordinated attack by Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria, Austria-Hungary continued its advance by seizing Montenegro, and then moving into northern Albania. This angered German commander Falkenhayn, but infuriated Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria who threatened war on Austria-Hungary.

In late September, 1918, as Italian commander Diaz prepared a major attack, Austria-Hungary retreated. On October 1, General Pflanzer-Baltin began withdrawing Austro-Hungarian forces from Albania.

Albania is a country in Europe.

A sample pie chart graphic

Statistics for Albania (1)

Type Statistic
Population 1,000,000

Books about Albania (1)

Title Author Last Name Author First Name
The Balkans, A Laboratory of History Sloane William