Flag of Montenegro

Montenegro Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesME, MNE, 499
Official NameMontenegro
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+382
Member OfUnited Nations, Council of Europe, NATO, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, World Trade Organization
PopulationApproximately 622,000
Total Area13,812 km²
Highest PointZla Kolata (2,534 meters, 8,314 feet)
Lowest PointAdriatic Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 7,787
Life Expectancy76 years
Internet TLD.me

Montenegro National Anthem

Oj, svijetla majska zoro (Oh, Bright Dawn of May)

Oh, bright dawn of May
Our mother Montenegro
We are sons of your rocks
And keepers of your honesty
We love the terrible roar
Of Boka and Cetina
And our lovely
Zeta and Tara.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Montenegro Flag

The national flag of Montenegro was officially adopted on July 13, 2004, following the country’s independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The flag is a red banner bearing the coat of arms in the center, with a golden border around the flag.

The red field of the flag is a traditional symbol of bravery, valor, and strength, common to many Slavic nations. The central coat of arms features a golden two-headed eagle, a symbol of the Orthodox Christian Church and a common emblem in Eastern European heraldry, representing the dual authority of the state and the church. The eagle holds a shield which features a lion, a historical symbol of the Venetian influence in Montenegro’s Adriatic region.

Prior to the current design, Montenegro used several different flags throughout its history, especially during its time as part of Yugoslavia and the State Union with Serbia. The adoption of the current flag marked a significant moment in Montenegro’s history, symbolizing its regained independence and national identity. The flag’s design draws on historical and cultural symbols to reflect Montenegro’s heritage and its aspirations as a modern, independent nation.

The flag is a source of pride for Montenegro and is prominently displayed on national holidays and at official events. It represents the unity and identity of the Montenegrin people and is a symbol of the nation’s sovereignty, cultural heritage, and its ongoing journey as an independent country in the Balkan region.