Flag of Slovenia

Slovenia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSI, SVN, 705
Official NameRepublic of Slovenia
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+386
Member OfUnited Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, WTO
PopulationApproximately 2.1 million
Total Area20,273 km²
Highest PointTriglav (2,864 meters, 9,396 feet)
Lowest PointAdriatic Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 26,000
Life Expectancy81 years
Internet TLD.si

Slovenia National Anthem

Zdravljica (A Toast)

God’s blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o’er earth’s habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Slovenia Flag

The national flag of Slovenia was officially adopted on June 25, 1991, when Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia. The flag’s design is a horizontal tricolor of white, blue, and red, which are traditional Pan-Slavic colors.

At the upper left corner of the flag, there is the coat of arms of Slovenia. The coat of arms features Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak, represented in white against a blue background. Above it are three six-pointed golden stars, arranged in an inverted triangle and taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Celje, a significant dynastic house in Slovenian history.

The colors of the flag have been used since the Slavic peoples first migrated to the area in the 6th century. They were also the colors used in the flag of the State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs, a short-lived entity after World War I. The modern flag’s design was derived from the national flag used during World War II resistance against the Axis powers and was slightly modified from the flag of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, a part of the former Yugoslavia.

The flag of Slovenia symbolizes the nation’s Slavic heritage and its struggle for independence. It has become a symbol of national pride and unity, embodying the historical journey of the Slovenian people. The flag is used in various settings, from government buildings to international sports events, representing the sovereignty and national identity of Slovenia. The inclusion of the coat of arms adds a unique Slovenian element to the Slavic tricolor, making the flag distinct among the Slavic nations.