Flag of Montenegro (GIF)

The flag of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Застава Црне Горе) features a red field with a golden border, with the country's coat of arms in the center. The dominant color red has historical significance and represents the country's centuries-old struggle for independence and freedom. The golden border symbolizes the prosperity and rich cultural and royal heritage of Montenegro. The coat of arms in the center consists of a two-headed eagle, a symbol of the historical and cultural legacy of the region, representing authority, statehood, and the unity of the church and state. Overall, the flag reflects Montenegro's resilience, cultural heritage, and enduring commitment to independence and national identity.

Adopted:July 13, 2004
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇲🇪

The coat of arms of Montenegro is characterized by a striking golden-crowned two-headed eagle, depicted with its wings raised in flight, holding a scepter in its right talon and a globus cruciger in its left. Emblazoned on the eagle's chest is a shield showcasing a prominent golden lion passant, set against a vivid green field and complemented by a deep blue background. The golden crown positioned above the eagle's heads and the scepter, both adorned with a cross at their summits, exude regal splendor, while the globus cruciger, featuring a rich blue hue with golden accents, adds to the emblem's majestic appeal. The two-headed eagle, with its origins rooted in Byzantine and ancient Roman symbolism, represents either the unity of or the profound connection between the church and the state. Reflecting the coat of arms' historical influences, the design pays homage to the heraldry of the Russian Empire, owing to the close dynastic and political ties shared between the ruling House of Petrović-Njegoš and the Russian Empire during the 19th century. Additionally, the lion positioned on the shield serves as a poignant symbol of episcopal authority and can be interpreted as a metaphor for the esteemed Lion of Judah. In summary, the coat of arms of Montenegro represents the nation's historical and cultural legacy, its unity of church and state, and its enduring sovereignty and regal heritage.

The Montenegro flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Montenegro is a sovereign state in the Adriatic Sea in Southeast Europe. Its capital is Podgorica (official) and its population is about 620,173 (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, and Kosovo.

Capital and largest city:Podgorica
Other major city:Nikšić
Official language:Montenegrin
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:44.5% Montenegrins,
28.7% Serbs,
8.6% Bosniaks,
4.9% Albanians,
0.9% Croats,
13.6% Others
Religions:75.93% Christians,
19.21% Muslims,
3.31% irreligious,
3.65% others
Nationality name:Montenegrin
Area:13,812 km²
(5,333 sq mi)
Population:620,173 (2021)
Country codes:ME, MNE (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.me
Calling code:+382

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Zastava i grb Crne Gore / Застава и грб Црне Горе), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Montenegro
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Montenegro


Wikipedia have updated the colours of the flag to comply with an official vector from a government document.
February 2, 2023 at 9:41 PM
All updated to official colors
February 3, 2023 at 12:15 AM

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