The Flag of Kosovo

The flag of Kosovo features a blue field with a map of Kosovo in gold, situated slightly to the hoist side. Above the map, there are six white stars arranged in an arc. Each star represents one of the major ethnic groups of Kosovo, symbolizing Kosovo's multi-ethnic society. The blue and gold colors are meant to echo the European Union, signaling Kosovo's aspiration for EU integration.

The Flag of Kosovo

History

The flag of Kosovo was adopted on February 17, 2008, the same day Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. The design was chosen as part of a competition organized by the United Nations-administered provisional government, aiming to find a symbol that represented all citizens of Kosovo, irrespective of their ethnic background. The flag's introduction marked a significant step in Kosovo's quest for international recognition and its efforts to establish a separate national identity from Serbia. Prior to this, Kosovo did not have a flag that represented its government or autonomous province status. The flag's design, particularly the use of the map, has been a subject of controversy, especially in Serbia, which does not recognize Kosovo's independence. Despite this, the flag has become a symbol of Kosovo's sovereignty and its aspirations for a future within the international community.