The Flag of Slovakia

The flag of Slovakia consists of three horizontal stripes in white, blue, and red colors, which are traditional Pan-Slavic colors, from top to bottom. On the left side of the flag, closer to the flagpole, is the national coat of arms of Slovakia. The coat of arms features a double cross in white on a blue background atop a three-peaked mountain. The flag's aspect ratio is 2:3.

The Flag of Slovakia

History

The current flag of Slovakia was officially adopted on September 3, 1992, shortly before the dissolution of Czechoslovakia on January 1, 1993. The flag's design was chosen to represent Slovakia as a sovereign nation while also acknowledging its Slavic heritage. The inclusion of the national coat of arms was to distinguish it from the flags of Russia and Slovenia, which share the same Slavic colors but have different symbols. The double cross is a significant symbol in Slovak history, representing Christianity and the country's patron saint, St. Cyril. The three peaks underneath the cross symbolize the Tatra, Matra (now in Hungary), and Fatra mountain ranges, which are significant landmarks in Slovak and Hungarian territories. This flag symbolizes national pride and the historical journey of the Slovak people.