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Municipal flags in Serbia

The municipal flags in Serbia can be "classified" as follows, according to the status of the municipal coat of arms:

1. The municipal coat of arms was adopted according to the new Serbian heraldry trend, in the 1990s and after; it was often proposed/designed by the Serbian Heraldry Society (SHD), but not always. In Vojvodina, the tradional coat of arms were refreshed by the SHD).
In such cases, the greater coat of arms always includes a banner of the municipal arms, which is automtically considered as the municipal flag, but there are four possible situations.

1a. The flag is similar to the banner of arms shown in the greater coat of arms. It should be the only correct usage.
Examples: Belgrade, Jagodina, Kikinda, Knić, Kragujevac, Leskovac, Loznica, New Belgrade, Rakovica, Zvezdara.
1b. The flag is similar to the banner of arms shown in the greater coat of arms, but with different proportions.
Examples: Šabac (long hanging flag), Gornji Milanovac (outdoor hanging flag, matching ratio of national flag 2:3), rare examples of Belgrade flag (proportions different, to match the proportions of the national flag or of the flag of certain institiution), etc.
1c. The flag is different from the banner of arms shown in the greater coat of arms.
Examples: Niš (blue flag with the greater coat of arms in canton); Lebane, Merošina (white flag with the greater coat of arms in the center)
1d. The flag is similar to the banner of arms shown in the greater coat of arms, but its use was never confirmed.
Examples: Savski Venac, Čukarica, Štrpce, Istok, etc.

2. The municipal coat of arms was adopted recently, as a reconstruction or slight modification in the Austro-Hungarian tradition. In some cases, the flags are monocolours with the coat of arms (examples: Novi Sad, Pančevo, Bačka Topola, Vršac), or bicolours (examples: Subotica - with coat of arms, Zemun - simple bicolour).

3. The municipal coat of arms is a relict from Socialist Yugoslavia, or a new coat of arms was designed, inspired by the pseudo-heraldry of Socialist Yugoslavia (conditionally called here "coats of arms", because they are pseudo-heraldic creations. These municipalities use flags only in some cases with the emblem on plain colour, or simple divided flags (examples: Pirot, Ražanj, Kačanik, Grocka, Sopot, Čačak), others do not use flags or there is no report about them (example: Krupanj).

Ivan Sarajčić, 31 August 2007


Index of Cities

* Municipality part of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
** Municipality part of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija until the proclamation of the independence of Kosovo in 2008 - no longer under Serbian admininstration.


Index of City Municipalities

  • Vranje
  • Vranje
  • Vranjska Banja

  • Užice
  • Užice
  • Sevojno

Index of Municipalities

* Municipality part of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
** Municipality part of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija until the proclamation of the independence of Kosovo in 2008 - no longer under Serbian admininstration.


Index of Local Communities

Only Local Communities with a reported flag are listed below.