Slovenia flag patch
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Size of this Slovenia flag patch: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Slovenia consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes:
- The top stripe is white
- The middle blue
- The bottom stripe is red
Blue, white and red are traditional Slavic colors and together they make up the pan-Slavic colors.
What does it mean?
In the upper left corner of the Slovenian flag, centered between the white and blue stripe, is the country's coat of arms which consists of the three-peaked Triglav Mountain, the highest mountain in Slovenia, and three yellow stars. These three stars stands for the Slovenian independence and were adopted from the arms of the former 15th century Slovenian Duchy of Celje. The duchy unsuccessfully attempted to obtain independence from Austro-Hungarian rule. The two wavy blue lines at the bottom of the mountain represent the country's rivers flowing into the sea.
Facts about the Slovenia flag patch
Slovenian artist Marko Pogacnik created the country's coat of arms in 1991. Because the Slovenian flag is similar to the flags of Russia and Slovakia there have been numerous attempts to change it, but as of October, 2004, no change had occurred.