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Flag of Slovenia
Flag of Slovenia
General
Adopted: 1991
Proportions: 1:2
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The national flag of Slovenia features three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red, with the Slovenian coat of arms located in the upper hoist side of the flag centred in the white and blue bands. The coat of arms is a shield with the image of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak, in white against a blue background at the centre; beneath it are two wavy blue lines representing the Adriatic Seaand local rivers, and above it are three six-pointed golden stars arranged in an inverted triangle which are taken from the coat of arms of theCounts of Celje, the great Slovenian dynastic house of the late 14th and early 15th centuries.[1]

The flag's colours are considered to be Pan-Slavic, but they actually come from the medieval coat of arms of the Duchy of Carniola, consisting of a blue eagle on a white background with a red-and-gold crescent.[2] The existing tricolour was created during the Spring of Nations in 1848,[3] when a group of students from Ljubljana took the colours[citation needed] from the Carniolan coat of arms, arranging them in such a way that it resembled the Russian national flag[citation needed].

The civil and state ensign for ships has the same design as the national flag, but a different shape (2:3 instead of 1:2). (Boats up to 24 metres use the national flag as an ensign.[4]) The naval jack is a white, blue, and yellow horizontal tricolor

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