The national flag
The Slovenian flag is the white-blue-red national flag of Slovenia with the national coat-of- arms of Slovenia. The white-blue-red Slovenian flag, whose colours come from the medieval coat of arms of the Duchy of Carniola, became a symbol of Slovenian identity as early as in the 19th century.
The national flag today
The ratio between the width and length of the flag is one to two. Each colour occupies one third of the width of the flag. The coat-of-arms is located in the upper left-hand corner, with the central point of the coat-of-arms covering an area which is one-quarter of the length of the flag and the point where the white and blue colours meet. The top half of the coat-of-arms, where the stars are, is on the white stripe, and the lower half on the blue stripe. The height of the coat-of-arms is one-third of the flag.
The national flag must be permanently displayed:
- on buildings that serve as seats of the President of the Republic, the National Assembly, the National Council, and the Government;
- at border crossing areas;
- on buildings of the Republic of Slovenia’s representative office abroad, and on vehicles used by the Head of the representative office for official duties, in accordance with international regulations and customs of the country where the representative office is located, or with the rules and practices of the international organisation where the representative office is located;
- on ships and other vessels; a flag also marks airplanes and other means of public transport, under the conditions and in the way set out in regulations.
The flag must be displayed during state holidays in the Republic of Slovenia.