List of Serbian flags

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This is a list of Serbian flags used in the past and present. For more information about the national flag, visit the article Flag of Serbia.

National flags[edit]

Main article: Flag of Serbia
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Serbia.svg 2010 – Present State flag and ensign Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white with emblem left of center
Civil Flag of Serbia.svg 2004 – Present Civil flag and ensign Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white

Provincial flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Vojvodina.svg 2004 – Present Flag of Vojvodina Horitonzal tricolour of red, blue, and white with larger blue portion and three yellow stars
Flag of Serbia.svg 2004 – Present Flag of Kosovo and Metohija The same flag as the mainland. Not officially, used by Kosovo Serbs

Governmental flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Standard of the President of Serbia.svg 2010 – Present Standard of the President of Serbia Square horizontal tricolour edged with greater arms
Standard of the President of the National Assembly of Serbia.svg 2010 – Present Standard of the President of the National Assembly Square horizontal tricolour with greater arms

Historical official flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
2004 – 2010
Republic of Serbia
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white, including the Serbian eagle.
Flag of Serbia (1992-2004).svg
1992 – 2004
Republic of Serbia
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white
Flag of SR Serbia.svg
1945 – 1992
Socialist Republic of Serbia
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white with red star in the center
Flag of the Serbian Partisans.svg
1943 – 1945
Serbia under Democratic Federal Yugoslavia
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white with red star in the center
Flag of Serbia, 1941-1944.svg
1941 – 1944
Government of National Salvation
horizontal tricolour with Serbian eagle in center, in a shield
Civil Flag of Serbia.svg
1835 – 1918
Principality & Kingdom of Serbia
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white

Middle Ages[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Divellion of Emperor Dušan.png
1345–55
Flag of Emperor Stefan Dušan (divellion)
Emperor Dušan adopted the Imperial divellion, which was purple and had a golden cross in the center.[1]
Flag of the Serbian Empire, bicolour, Hilandar.png
1345–55
Flag of Emperor Stefan Dušan
Another of Dušan's flags was the Imperial cavalry flag, kept at the Hilandar monastery on Mount Athos; a triangular bicolored flag, of red and yellow.[2]
Flag of the Serbian Empire, triband, Hilandar.png
1345–55
Alleged flag of Emperor Stefan Dušan
A flag in Hilandar, seen by Dimitrije Avramović, was alleged by the brotherhood to have been a flag of Emperor Dušan; it was red at the top and bottom and white in the center, a triband.[3]
Flag of the Serbian Empire, reconstruction.svg
Flag of the Serbian Empire, Byzantine version.png
1339
Flag of King Stefan Dušan
Red bicephalic eagle on a yellow field.[4] Angelino Dulcert's 1339 map included the flag of Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia, who in 1345 became Emperor of Serbs and Greeks when he founded the Serbian Empire. The flag had a red double-headed eagle.[5][6]
Flag of Serbia 1281.svg
fl. 1233 – 1243
Flag of Stefan Vladislav (r. 1234–1243)
Horizontal bicolour of red and blue. Included in King Stefan Vladislav's Ragusan treasury was "a flag of red and blue colour"[3] ("vexillum unum de zendato rubeo et blavo" - a flag of fabric red and blue, zendato or čenda being a type of light, silky fabric[7]). This is the first and oldest information on the colours of Serb flags.[3]

Municipalities and cities[edit]

Other flags[edit]

Design used in the past, but now abandoned Voivode flag from the First Serbian Uprising.
Design used in the past, but now abandoned Flag of the regular army from the First Serbian Uprising.
Design used in the past, but now abandoned 1804 flag from the First Serbian Uprising
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church.svg
n/a
Serbian Orthodox Church
Horizontal tricolour with centered Serbian cross.
Flag of Republika Srpska.svg
1992 –
Republika Srpska
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white.
State Flag of Serbian Krajina (1991).svg
1991 – 1995
Republic of Serbian Krajina
Horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and white.
Flag of Serbia (1992-2004).svg
2005 –
Flag of Serbs of Croatia
A tricolour of three equally sized horizontal red, blue and white.
Flag of SR Montenegro.svg
1946–1992
Socialist Republic of Montenegro
Horizontal tricolor of red, blue and white with communist red star.
Flag of Serbia-Royal standard McCandless.png
1917
Royal Standard of Serbia
As described in 1917 by Byron McCandless, Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor: Flags of the World.
Civil Flag of Serbia 1869.png
1869 – 1872
Civil flag of Serbia
Serbian tricolour with contemporary coat of arms and three six-pointed stars at the top.
Serbian flag 1839.jpg
1839
Flag of Serbia
Serbian tricolour with contemporary coat of arms and four six-pointed stars in the upper left.
Flag of Serbia (1835).svg
1835
Flag of Serbia
Red, white and blue similar tricolour to the flags of Netherlands and Croatia, with Serbian coat of arms, Sretenje Constitution.
Flag of the Red Cross.svg
1815
Second Serbian Uprising
A red cross on white background. Used at Takovo in 1815.
Serbian flag 1807.svg
1807 –
First Serbian Uprising
Red and white with cross, moon, sun and sword.
FLAG Topola.gif
1804 – 1813
First Serbian Uprising
War flag during the First Serbian Uprising. Red background with two coat of arms (the Serbian cross and Triballian boar) at the centre, Serbian Crown Jewels on the top and two Voivode flags on the bottom. Adopted as the flag of Topola.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milić Milićević (1995), Grb Srbije: razvoj kroz istoriju, "Službeni Glasnik", p. 22 
  2. ^ Atlagić, M. (1997). "The cross with symbols S as heraldic symbols" (PDF). Baština, no. 8. pp. 149–158. 
  3. ^ a b c Stanoje Stanojević (1934). Iz naše prošlosti. Geca Kon. pp. 78–80. 
  4. ^ Gordana Tomović. Monumenta Cartographica Jugoslaviae II, Beograd: Narodna Knjiga, 1979
  5. ^ Solovyev 1958, pp. 134-135
  6. ^ Gavro A. Škrivanić (1979). Monumenta Cartographica Jugoslaviae 2. Narodna knjiga. 
  7. ^ Dragana Samardžić (1983). Vojne zastave Srba do 1918. Vojni muzej. 

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