The Flag of Montenegro

The flag of Montenegro features a red field with a gold border, at the center of which is the country's coat of arms. The coat of arms includes a golden double-headed eagle holding a golden scepter and orb, with a lion passant on a green field on the eagle's chest. The flag's proportions are 1:2.

The Flag of Montenegro

History

Montenegro's flag has undergone several changes throughout its history, reflecting the country's political shifts. The current flag was adopted on July 13, 2004, following Montenegro's push for independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. This flag design, however, harks back to the royal standards of the Kingdom of Montenegro (1910-1918), with the double-headed eagle being a traditional symbol of the Montenegrin Petrović-Njegoš dynasty. The adoption of this flag marked Montenegro's effort to revive and preserve its historical symbols and identity after declaring independence from Serbia in June 2006.