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Albania

Royalty

The capital of Albania is Tirana and the country is divided into Qarqe ( Counties ).

Qarqe.

Qarku i Beratit Qarku i Korces
Qarku i Dibres Qarku i Kukesit
Qarku i Durresit Qarku i Lezhes
Qarku i Elbasanit Qarku i Shkodres
Qarku i Fierit Qarku i Tiranes
Qarku i Gjirokastres Qarku i Vlores


Patron Saint : Mary, Mother of Good Counsel

Currency : 1 Lek = 100 Quindars

National holiday : Independence Day, 28 November (1912)

Highest Point : Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) 2,753 m

Longest River : Drin


Princes of Albania

Progon Dynasty

1190 1198 Progon
1198 1208 Gjin Progoni
1208 1216 Dhimitër Progoni

others

1216 1253 Grigor Kamona
1253

1255

Gulam

Kings of Albania

Angevin Dynasty

1272 1285 Charles I
1285

1294

Charles II

Lords of the Kingdom of Albania

Angevin Dynasty

1294 1332 Philip I
1332

1332

Robert

Dukes of Durazzo

Angevin Dynasty

1332 1336 John
1336 1348 Charles
1348

1368

Louis & Joanna

Princes of Albania

House of Thopia

1368 1382 Karl Thopia

House of Balsha

1382 1385 Balsha II

House of Thopia

1385 1387 Karl Thopia
1387 1392 Gjergj Thopia

Kastrioti

1444 1468 Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg

other

1446 1481 Lekë Dukagjini

Sultans of Albania

Monarchs of Modern Albania

Principality of Albania (1914)

House of Wied

7 March19143 September 1914 William of Wied
William of Wied (7 March - ) who used the style of "sovereign prince" outside of the country, and mbret ("king") within. His reign officially came to an end on January 31, 1925 when Albania was declared a republic. He never abdicated.
Heads of House of Wied (1914-1973, not ruling)
Prince William of Wied (1914-1945)
Hereditary Prince Carol Victor (1945-1973)
Non-Dynastic Kings of Albania
"Otto I" of Albania (13 August - 18 August 1913)
Essad Pasha (June 1920)
Note: Neither of the above ruled Albania and any claims they were crowned are disputed.

Albanian Kingdom (1928-1939)

House of Zogu
1 September 1928 7 April 1939 Zog I, King of Albanians

Italian Occupation (1939-1943)

16 April 19393 September 1943Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy

Heads of House of Zogu since 1939 (not ruling)

7 April 1939 9 April 1961 Zog I, King of Albanians
Crown Prince Leka (born 1939), son of Zog of Albania, is considered Leka I, King of Albanians by monarchists. Claimant since 9 April 1961
His son and heir Prince Leka of Albania (born 1982) is styled Crown Prince Leka II


Argentina

Presidents

The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aries and the country is divided up into provinces.

Province

Capital

Buenos AiresLa Plata
CatamarcaSan Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
ChacoResistencia
Chubut Rawson
CórdobaCórdoba
CorrientesCorrientes
Entre Ríos Parana
Formosa Formosa
Jujuy San Salvador de Jujuy
La Pampa Santa Rosa
La Rioja La Rioja
Mendoza Mendoza
Misiones Posadas
Neuquén Neuquén
Río Negro Viedma
Salta Salta
San Juan San Juan
San Luis San Luis
Santa Cruz Río Gallegos
Santa Fe Santa Fe
Santiago del Estero Santiago del Estero
Tierra del Fuego Ushuaia
Tucumán Tucumán


Patron Saint : Our Lady of Lujan

Currency : Peso (P) 100 Centavos

National holiday : Revolution Day, 25 May (1810)

Highest Point : Cerro Aconcagua 6,960 m

Longest River : Rio Parana


Presidents.

Year

President

1910 Roque Saenz Pena
1913 Victorino De la Plaza
1916 Hipolito Irigoyen
1922 Marcelo Turcuato de Alvear
1928 Hipolito Irigoyen
1930 Jose Felix Uriburu
1932 Agustin P. Justo
1938 Roberto M. Ortiz
1942 Ramon S. Castillo
1944 Edelmiro Julian Farrell
1946 Juan Domingo Peron
1955 Pedro Eugenio Aramburu
1958 Arturo Frondizi
1966 Juan Carlos Ongania
1970 Roberto M. Levingston
1971 Roberto M. Levingston
1973 Juan Domingo Peron
1983 Raul R.Alfonsin
1989 Carlos Saul Menem
1999 Fernando de la Rua
2001 Federico Ramon Puerta
2001 Adolfo Rodrigues Saa
2001 Eduardo Oscar Camano
2002 Eduardo Alberto Duhalde
2003 Nestor Carlos Kirchner
2007 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner


Australia

Prime Ministers

The Capital of Australia is Canberra and the country is divided up into states.

STATE

CAPITAL

Australian Capital Territory Canberra
Queensland Brisbane
New South Wales Sydney
Victoria Melbourne
South Australia Adelaide
Western AustraliaPerth
Northern TerritoryDarwin
TasmaniaHobart


Patron Saint : Our Lady Help of Christians

Currency : 1 Dollar (AUD) = 100 Cents

National holiday : Australia Day, 26 January (1788)

Highest Point : Mount Kosciuszko 2,229 m

Longest River : River Darling


Prime Minister

Party

Jan 1901 Edmund Barton Protectionist
Sep 1903 Alfred Deakin Protectionist
Apr 1904 John Christian Watson Commonwealth Labor
Aug 1904 George Houston Reid Free Trade
Jul 1905 Alfred Deakin Protectionist
Nov 1908 Andrew Fisher Commonwealth Labor
Apr 1909 Alfred Deakin Protectionist
Apr 1910 Andrew Fisher Commonwealth Labor
Jun 1913 Joseph Cook Liberal
Sep 1914 Andrew Fisher Commonwealth Labor
Oct 1915 William Morris Hughes Australian Labor
National Labor
National
Feb 1923 Stanley Melbourne Bruce National
Oct 1929 James Henry Scullin Australian Labor
Dec 1931 Josepgh Aloysius Lyons United Australia
Apr 1939 Earle Christmas Page Country
Apr 1939 Robert Gordon Menzies United Australia
Aug 1941 Arthur William Fadden Country
Oct 1941 John Joseph Curtin Australian Labor
Jul 1945 Francis Michael Forde Australian Labor
Jul 1945 Joseph Benedict Chifley Australian Labor
Dec 1949 Robert Gordon Menzies Liberal
Jan 1966 Harold Edward Holt Liberal
Dec 1967 John McEwan Country
Jan 1968 John Grey Gorton Liberal
Mar 1971 William McMahon Liberal
Dec 1972 Edward Gough Whitlam Australian Labor
Nov 1975 John Malcolm Fraser Liberal
Mar 1983 Robert James Hawke Australian Labor
Dec 1991 Paul John Keating Australian Labor
Mar 1996 John Winston Howard Liberal
Nov 2007 Kevin Rudd Labor
June 2010 Julia Gillard Labor


Austria

National Anthem

The capital of Austria is Vienna and the country is divided into Bundeslaender (states).

Bundeslaender

Burgenland Oberoesterreich Tirol
Kaernten Salzburg Vorarlberg
Niederoesterreich Steiermark Wien


Patron Saint : Coloman, Florian, Joseph, Maurice, Leopold

Currency : 1 Euro = 100 Cents

National holiday : National Day, 26 October (1955)

Highest Point : Grossglockner 3,798 m

Longest River : Danube


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