Flag of Serbia

Flag of Serbia

The Serbian flag is composed of traditional Pan-Slavic tricolor of red, blue, and white stripe. However, the color sequence is reversed compared to the other Slavic flags. Moreover, on the left side of the flag, there is a national coat of arms, which depicts a white double-headed eagle holding a red shield placed on red background. Above the head of the eagle, a crown inspired by the crown of Serbian tsars is situated. Allegedly, the Serbs intended to take over the Russian flag as a sign of gratitude for providing a war assistance. However, they did not bring the original flag home and after they had returned they ordered the stripes incorrectly. The flag is one of the newest ones since Serbia was not established as an independent state until 2006, when Montenegro decided to split up in a referendum.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes RS, SRB (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Serbia
Capital city Belgrade
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, Collective Security Treaty Organization
Population 6 963 764 (2019)
Total area 88 361 km2
Highest point Midžor (2 169 m, 7 116 ft)
Lowest point Iron Gate (28 m, 92 ft)
GDP per capita $ 7 247 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Serbian dinar (дин., RSD)
Calling code +381
Internet TLD .rs, .срб

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