Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a very unusual shape. The right part of the flag is made up of vertical blue stripe and the central part is specific by a yellow triangle whose hypotenuse carries seven full and two half white five-pointed stars. The left part is filled with blue color. The blue color together with white stars should refer to the membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Council of Europe. The peaks of the triangle represent three nations - Croats, Serbs, and Bosnians. Blue, white, and yellow color are traditionally associated with peace and neutrality. The flag in its current form was adopted in 1998. Shortly after the declaration of independence from Yugoslavia, a white flag with the coat of arms of Tvrtko Kotromanic from 14th century was used.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes BA, BIH (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Bosnia and Herzegovina
Capital city Sarajevo
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations
Population 3 301 000 (2019)
Total area 51 209 km2
Highest point Maglić (2 386 m, 7 828 ft)
Lowest point Adriatic Sea
GDP per capita $ 6 066 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (, BAM)
Calling code +387
Internet TLD .ba

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