Flag of Serbia

Serbia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesRS, SRB, 688
Official NameRepublic of Serbia
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencySerbian Dinar (RSD)
Calling Code+381
Member OfUnited Nations, Council of Europe, Partnership for Peace, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Central European Free Trade Agreement
PopulationApproximately 7 million
Total Area88,361 km²
Highest PointMidžor (2,169 meters, 7,116 feet)
Lowest PointConfluence of the Danube and Timok Rivers (28 meters, 92 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 7,243
Life Expectancy76 years
Internet TLD.rs

Serbia National Anthem

Bože pravde (God of Justice)

God of Justice; Thou who saved us
when in deepest bondage cast,
Hear Thy Serbian children’s voices,
Be our help as in the past.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Serbia Flag

The national flag of Serbia was officially adopted on November 11, 2010. The flag is a tricolor consisting of three equal horizontal bands, red at the top, blue in the middle, and white at the bottom. This design is commonly used in Slavic countries and symbolizes Slavic heritage and national identity.

The red, blue, and white colors have a long history in Serbian flags, dating back to the 19th century during the Serbian Revolution against Ottoman rule. These colors were inspired by the Russian flag, reflecting the cultural and political influence of Russia, a fellow Slavic and Orthodox Christian nation.

In addition to the tricolor, the national flag features the Serbian coat of arms, located towards the left side of the flag. The coat of arms includes a double-headed white eagle, a symbol of the Byzantine and Serbian Empires, on a red shield. The eagle holds an ermine cloak, and a crown sits atop the shield, symbolizing the Serbian monarchy.

The current design of the flag represents a return to the historical symbols and colors of Serbia. The flag has undergone several modifications, especially during the 20th century, reflecting the nation’s turbulent history, including periods of monarchy, socialism, and republicanism.

The Serbian flag is a symbol of national pride and unity, embodying the country’s history, cultural identity, and the enduring spirit of the Serbian people. It is prominently displayed in public buildings, at national events, and during international sports and diplomatic occasions, representing the sovereignty and national pride of Serbia.