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Slovenia Flag


Flag of Slovenia
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Slovenia]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme white,blue,red yellow
Color and Design

A horizontal tricolor of white, blue, and red; charged with the Coat of arms at the hoist side

Meaning & SymbolismEach element of the coat of arms represents an aspect of Slovenia's heritage. The mountain is the highest peak in the country, while the blue lines beneath it represent the waterways that have had a major impact on the nation's history. The stars come from a medieval coat of arms that once represented a major dynasty within the nation, which makes it a potent symbol of the country's history. The flag's white-blue-red colors are the Pan-Slavic colors, which makes them an expression of solidarity with other Slavic nations. They also originated among the heraldry of local nobles, so they represent the shared history of the Slavic people.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Slovenia features three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue (middle), and red (bottom), with the Coat of arms of Slovenia located in the upper hoist side of the flag centered in the white and blue bands. The coat of arms is a shield with the image of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak, in white against a blue background at the center. Beneath it are two wavy blue lines representing the Adriatic Sea and local rivers, and above it are three six-pointed golden stars arranged in an inverted triangle which are taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Celje, the great Slovene dynastic house of the late 14th and early 15th centuries.

The flag's colors are considered to be Pan-Slavic, but they actually come from the medieval coat of arms of the Duchy of Carniola, consisting of a blue eagle on a white background with a red-and-gold crescent. The existing Slovene tricolor was raised for the first time in history during the Revolution of 1848 by the Slovene Romantic nationalist activist and poet Lovro Toman on 7 April 1848, in Ljubljana, in response to a German flag which was raised on top of Ljubljana Castle.

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