Flag of Slovenia: meaning and colors

The Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia) in the South European Government, which has a population of 2.1 million. Terrain and a person equal to 20.2 thousand.sq.km. One of the again made countries, which became the result of the collapse of Yugoslavia at the end of the 20th century.

So the modern flag of Slovenia looks:

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History flag of Slovenia

In the territory of today’s Slovenia, Slavs began to settle in the VI-VII century. NS. A little country, small countries are based on the more huge. In the XIV century, this region fell under the power of the Habsburgs, and in the upcoming Austria-Hungary.

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At the first of the XIX century and in particular during the revolutionary events 1848-1849. It originated and began to rise Slovenian national movement. The white-blue-red cloth as a sign of the region is extreme (most of today’s Slovenia) was raised in April 1848 in Ljubljana on the square. Not paying attention to the opposition of the Germans, the government of Austria Officially recognized him as a municipal sign, and the flag is not so long enough to expect to become the only one-Slovenian sign, regardless of their place of residence.

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In 1918. Slovenia entered the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenians (at the end of 1929. Kingdom of Yugoslavia).

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In the first half of the 40s of the twentieth century, its territory was occupied by Italy and Germany. Slovenians accepted an active role in resistance. Signs of that period were:

  • banner guerrilla;

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  • Militia symbol;

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  • Slovenian militia banner.

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With the end and creation of war in 1945 by Federal Yugoslavia, Slovenia in the status of the Socialist Republic entered its composition. Then a new kind of symbolism was created – a five-pointed star of red color with a yellowish cut was presented in the center of the blue panel.

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In December 1990. It was proclaimed about the independence of the Republic of Slovenia and the country with the collapse of Yugoslavia became a separate state. The red star from the panel was removed and instead of her the coat of arms was presented. In June of next year, a new kind of flag was approved.


The flag of the republic is present by a spanner of a rectangular shape, the sides of which relate to each other as 1 to 2. The symbol of the country is presented with 3 horizontal uniform stripes:

  1. White – top;
  2. Blue – in the middle;
  3. Red – bottom.

The upper edge of the flag (closer to the tree) depicts the coat of arms of the country, which is a shield with a narrow border of red. Non-specialized shield background – Lazaro.

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Closer to the base of the shield, two wavy stripes are drawn, separating a non-specialized white figure into two parts. The top of them symbolizes Mount Triglav. Wavy bands indicate the Adriatic Sea and other water resources (rivers) of the country. In the highest part of the shield, above the mountain, present three six-pointed stars of golden color, located a triangle, like the coat of arms of Counts.

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The image of the trills and wavy lines was also on the coat of arms of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia. Unlike the modern emblem of the republic, its framing was performed by ears of wheat and linden leaves, lined with a red ribbon.

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Colors of the flag of Slovenia

The main color used on the Republic Flag is:

  1. White;
  2. Blue;
  3. Red.

In addition to them, for the image of stars, applied and yellow.

Meaning colors and flag sign

The three-color Slovenia Plistener refers to the number of flags of Slavic countries using excellent manservant colors, which have the following designation:

  1. White – nobility,
  2. Blue – freedom,
  3. Red – Spilled Blood.

Stars on the coat of arms are a symbol of Slovenian independence, started in the XV century Slovenian principality of a purpose (solid).

Apart from the interpretation of stars is used and 2nd, symbolizing three principle dates in the history of Slovenia:

  1. Liberation of the country from Austro-Hungarian Board in 1918,
  2. Liberation from the German and Italian occupation in 1945,
  3. Proclamation of the country’s independence in the first half of the 90s of the twentieth century.

Other flags

The signs of government affiliation, and other institutions and urban structures are approved in the republic. These are flags:

  • President of the country;

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  • Chairman of the State Assembly;

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  • Premiere;

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  • Minister of Defense;

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  • Chief of the General Staff;

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  • Nautical;

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  • Civic, which is essentially a state symbol, but with proportions 2 to 3.

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Similar flags

The color tone of the flag of Slovenia is used on the signs of several countries, but 100 percent are equally repeated on RF and panels Slovakia, with the only difference that the first does not count this depicts the emblem of his country, and the 2nd coat of arms no.

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Interesting facts about the flag

The fact that a non-specialized view of the country’s sign practically repeats signs Slovakia and RF, became a motive for individual supporters of replacing flag design, without looking at the fact that with the preservation of the color palette. Such a company lasts a half 10-year-old years, but, the 1st presentation on this occasion is not. Among the proposed options are the following offers:

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Non-specialized information about Slovenia

Official language Slovenian (official), in places of compact residence of state minorities is also Italian and Hungarian
Capital Ljubljana
Territory 20 273 km2
Population 2 066 880 people
Currency Euro (EUR)
Telephone code +386
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