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Vlora (Town, Albania)

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Flag of Vlora

The flag of Vlora, as seen on photos of the Mayor available on the municipal website, is blue with the municipal emblem in the middle.
On the photograph (28 September 2005) of the town hall of Vlora shown on Wikipedia, the flag is visible fluttering from a red pole placed near the entrance of the building.

The statue represented on the emblem is the upper part of the Independence Monument of Vlora, a joint work by the sculptors Kristaq Rama, Shaban Haderi and Muntaz Dhrami. THe m¯onument, dedicated in 1972 for the 60th anniversary of the events, is 17 m in high.
The independence of Albania was proclaimed in Vlora on 28 November 1912 (the year is encarved on the monument) when a group of 83 patriots led by Ismail Qemal (represented in front of the monument) raised the national flag.
The main square of Vlora is called Flag Square (Sheshi Flamurit), while the town's football-club is called Flamurtari Vlora.

Valentin Poposki, Zoltan Horváth, Jan Mertens & Ivan Sache, 4 April 2010

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