Flag of Croatia


    Croatia Flag fast facts
    Nickame: Trobojnica (The Tricolor)
    Adopted: 22 December 1990
    Proportion (width:length): 1:2
    Designer: Miroslav Šutej
    Inspired by: Flag of Russia






    Croatia Flag - Information
    The national flag of Croatia consists of three equal size, horizontal stripes in colours red (top), white and blue (bottom) with the coat of arms of Croatia superimposed in the middle of the flag. The coat of arms consists of one main shield - a checkerboard of 13 red and 12 silver white fields - surmounted by five smaller shields (from left to right they are the ancient arms of Croatia, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Istria, and Slavonia) that form a crown over the main shield.




    Croatia Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    Red represents revolution and sacrifices
    White stands for peace and unity
    Blue symbolizes freedom and hope
    five small shields represent five historic regions (from left to right): Croatia, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Istria, and Slavonia
    Croatia flag history and facts

    The national flag of Croatia combines the colors of the flags of the three kingdoms are the historic constituent states of the Croatian Kingdom - Croatia (red and white), Kingdom of Slavonia (white and blue) and the Kingdom of Dalmatia (red and blue)
    Flag of Croatia (1990 - present)

    The current flag of Croatia and the coat of arms were officially adopted on 22 December 1990, months before Croatia proclaimed its independence from Yugoslavia.
    Flag of the Socialist Republic of Croatia (1945-1990)

    The Ustaša emblem was replaced by a communist symbol — a yellow-bordered red star — when Croatia became part of Yugoslavia under Marshal Josip Broz Tito. The star was dropped from the flag when Croatia sought its independence in 1990.
    Flag of the Independent State of Croatia (1941-1945)

    The Pan-Slavic colors (red, white and blue) were inspired by the 19th-century flag of Russia. In 1941, Ustaša, a Croatian fascist, ultranationalist and terrorist organization, proclaimed the Independent State of Croatia. To the traditional Pan-Slav red-white-blue flag it added the historical shield of Croatia, a checkerboard of red and white. The Ustaša party emblem was also introduced in the upper hoist corner of the flag.
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