The Flag of Slovenia

The flag of Slovenia consists of three horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red, with the national coat of arms located at the hoist side of the flag. The coat of arms features a shield with the image of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak, in white against a blue background. Above the mountain are three six-pointed stars arranged in an inverted triangle, taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Celje. The wavy lines at the bottom symbolize the sea and rivers of Slovenia.

The Flag of Slovenia

History

The flag of Slovenia was officially adopted on June 27, 1991, shortly after the country declared independence from Yugoslavia on June 25, 1991. The tricolor design is based on the flag of the Slovene nation, used since the 1848 Spring of Nations, part of the wider Pan-Slavic movement. The colors white, blue, and red are traditional Pan-Slavic colors representing freedom and independence. The addition of the Slovenian coat of arms was made to distinguish the flag from those of other Slavic nations. Since its adoption, the flag has symbolized Slovenia's sovereignty, cultural identity, and national unity.