Flags of the Republic of Macedonia

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This is a list of flags which have been, or are still today, used on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia or by ethnic Macedonians.

Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Macedonia.svg 1995 –present Flag of the Republic of Macedonia (Civil, State and War Flag) A golden-yellow sun with eight rays extending to the edges of the red field.

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Republic of Macedonia 1992-1995.svg 1991 – 1995 Flag of the Republic of Macedonia A red flag with the yellow Vergina Sun in the middle.
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg 1947 – 1991 Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Three equal horizontal fields, blue on the top, white in the middle and red on the bottom, Red star in the center.
Flag of the SR Macedonia.svg 1946 – 1991 Flag of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia A red flag with a gold-edged red star in the canton.
Flag of PR of Macedonia.svg 1944 – 1946 Flag of Democratic Federal Macedonia A red flag with a so-called "fat" gold-edged red star in the middle of the flag.
Flag of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia.svg 1941 – 1945 Flag of Partisan movement Three equal horizontal fields, blue on the top, white in the middle and red on the bottom, Red star in the white field.
Flag of Kruševo Republic.svg 2.8.1903 - 12.8.1903 Flag of the Republic of Kruševo[1][2] A plain red flag.
Flag of IMRO.svg 1920s - present [3][4] Historical flag of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) used by political parties in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia until now.[5][6] Horizontal bicolor of red and black

Municipal flags[edit]

Note: This list is incomplete.
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Aracinovo Municipality.svg  ? – Present Aračinovo Municipality A red flag with the coat of arms in the middle and two thin horizontal stripes.
Flag of Berovo Municipality.svg  ? – Present Berovo Municipality A light (sky) blue flag with red insignia in the middle.
Flag of Bogdanci Municipality.svg  ? – Present Bogdanci Municipality A blue and red flag (two blue & two red cantons), with the Municipality coat-of-arms in the middle.
Flag of Gevgelija Municipality.svg  ?-Present Gevgelija Municipality A flag with a 2:1 ratio, with a blue bar over a white bar & the coat-of-arms of the Municipality near the mast of the flag.
Flag of Ilinden.svg 1996-Present Ilinden Municipality A red vertical flag with a 12-pointed sun and the letter "I" in Cyrillic (И).
Flag of Kumanovo Municipality.svg 2002-Present Kumanovo Municipality A red flag with the coat of arms in the middle.
Flag of Ohrid Municipality.svg  ? – Present Ohrid Municipality A dark blue background with the municipal coat of arms in the centre.
Flag of Prilep Municipality.svg  ? – Present Prilep Municipality A dark blue background with the municipal coat of arms, outlined in white, in the middle.
Flag of Struga Municipality.svg  ?-Present Struga Municipality A blue vertical flag with the coat of arms in the middle.
Flag of Strumica Municipality.svg  ?-Present Strumica Municipality A white vertical flag with the coat of arms and a blue-yellow border.
Flag of Tetovo Municipality.svg  ?-Present Tetovo Municipality A red, black and yellow tricolor flag, the yellow one being the thickest.
Flag of Vinica Municipality.svg  ?-Present Vinica Municipality A red and blue bicolor flag with outline of Vinica Fortress and an icon.

Other[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Macedonia - ethnic.svg 1990s –1990s Ethnic Macedonian flag A red flag with the lion from the 1741 coat of arms of the geographical region of Macedonia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Considered to be Bulgarian in Bulgaria, see: Xисарлъшка-Танова, С. Знамената на Илинденско-Преображенското въстание 1903 г. — издателство: Векове, 1983, № 3, стр. 77.
  2. ^ The insurgents in Krushevo flew also Bulgarian flags everywhere. See: "Who are the Macedonians", Published by C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 2000, ISBN 1-85065-534-0, by Hugh Poulton - p. 57.
  3. ^ In an article from the Macedonian journalist Spase Shuplinovski in the Macedonian mainstream daily newspaper Utrinski vesnik - issue 1166, October 16, 2006 is described, that the flag of the Macedonian party VMRO - DPMNE was adopted from IMRO, which was established in 1920 and was banned in 1934.
  4. ^ In official speech in Macedonian Parliament in June, 2008 on the occasion of the enacting a Law about the usage of the flags in Republic of Macedonia, the deputy Yani Macraduli has maintained, the red - black flag of IMRO dates (was created) during the leadership of Todor Alexandrov, i.e. - 1920s.
  5. ^ The IMRO flag is considered to be Bulgarian in Bulgaria, see: "100 years IMARO" (in Bulgarian) ISBN 954-8187-10-8, Publisher: Macedonian Scientifis Institute, Authors: Professor D. Michev, Ph.D. D. Gotsev, Sofia - 1994, p. 7.
  6. ^ However, according to Academician Ivan Katardjev, Director of the Historical Sciences section in the Department of Social Sciences in the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts the policy of IMRO leader in the beginning of the 1920s, Todor Alexandrov served the Bulgarian interests, see: "Утрински весник", Issue 1806, 16.10.2006[1] and the policy of IMRO leader in the second half of 1920s until its ban in 1934, Ivan Mihailov, for establishment of an independent Macedonian state, meant a Macedonian state of the Bulgarians in Macedonia, see: "Утрински весник", Issue 1806, 16.10.2006.[2]