The Flag of Serbia

The flag of Serbia is a tricolor consisting of three equal horizontal bands: red on the top, blue in the middle, and white on the bottom. This design is commonly associated with Slavic nations. In the flag's canton, or upper hoist-side corner, lies the coat of arms of Serbia, featuring a double-headed eagle and a shield with a smaller red, blue, and white tricolor, symbolizing the nation's sovereignty and national identity.

The Flag of Serbia

History

The flag of Serbia has evolved through history, reflecting the nation's struggle for sovereignty and its cultural ties. The tricolor design was first adopted in the 19th century, drawing inspiration from the Russian flag as a symbol of Slavic kinship and resistance against Ottoman rule. The colors themselves are traditional Pan-Slavic colors, which represent freedom and revolutionary ideals. During the period of the Kingdom of Serbia, variations of this flag were used, and it became a symbol of Serbian identity. In the 20th century, Serbia was part of Yugoslavia, and the flag underwent several changes to reflect this political shift. After the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Serbia reinstated the red, blue, and white tricolor, adding the coat of arms to symbolize the nation's independence and heritage. The current flag was officially adopted on August 11, 2004, and slightly modified in 2010 to adjust the coat of arms' dimensions and position.