Flags of North Macedonia

This is a list of flags which have been, or are still today, used on the territory of North Macedonia or by ethnic Macedonians.

North MacedoniaEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  1995–present Flag of the Republic of North Macedonia (civil, state, and war flag) A golden-yellow sun with eight rays extending to the edges of the red field.

Historical flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  1992–1995 Flag of the Republic of Macedonia A red flag with the yellow Vergina Sun in the middle.
  1947–1991 Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Three equal horizontal fields, blue on the top, white in the middle and red on the bottom, Red star in the center.
  1946–1991 Flag of the People's Republic of Macedonia (1946–1963) and Socialist Republic of Macedonia (1963–1991) A red flag with a gold-edged red star in the canton.
  1944–1946 Flag of Democratic Federal Macedonia A red flag with a so-called "fat" gold-edged red star in the middle of the flag.
  1941–1945 Flag of Partisan movement Three equal horizontal fields, blue on the top, white in the middle and red on the bottom, Red star in the white field.
  2.8.1903 – 12.8.1903 Flag of the Republic of Kruševo[a] A plain red flag. In the middle is a yellow palm crown, decorated with two shaking hands - a symbol of the people's unity, and over there is a flaming torch. Around these symbols is the slogan "Svoboda ili smart" and another inscription "Banner of the Krushevo cheta".
  1920s–present [3][4] Historical flag of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) used by political parties in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia until now.[5][6] Horizontal bicolor of red and black

Municipal flagsEdit

Note: This list is incomplete.
Flag Date Use Description
  2012–present Aerodrom Municipality
  ? – Present Aračinovo Municipality A red flag with the coat of arms in the middle and two thin horizontal stripes.
  ? – Present Berovo Municipality A light (sky) blue flag with red insignia in the middle.
  Bitola Municipality The municipal arms on a white background.
  ? – Present Bogdanci Municipality A blue and red flag (two blue & two red cantons), with the Municipality coat-of-arms in the middle.
  1996–present Bogovinje Municipality
  1996–present Bosilovo Municipality
  Brvenica Municipality
Centar Municipality
  Čair Municipality
  Čaška Municipality
  Municipality of Češinovo-Obleševo
  Centar Župa Municipality
  Municipality of Čučer-Sandevo
Debar Municipality
  Debarca Municipality
  Municipality of Delčevo
  Demir Hisar Municipality
  Demir Kapija Municipality
  Dojran Municipality
  Dolneni Municipality
  ?-Present Gevgelija Municipality A flag with a blue bar over a white bar & the coat-of-arms of the Municipality near the mast of the flag.
  Gostivar Municipality
Gradsko Municipality
  1996–Present Ilinden Municipality A red vertical flag with a 12-pointed sun and the letter "I" in Cyrillic (И).
  Jegunovce Municipality
  Karbinci Municipality
  Kavadarci Municipality
  Kisela Voda Municipality
Kičevo Municipality
  Municipality of Kočani
  Konče Municipality
  Kratovo Municipality
  Kriva Palanka Municipality
  Karpoš Municipality
  Municipality of Krivogaštani
  Municipality of Kruševo
  2002–Present Kumanovo Municipality
  Lipkovo Municipality
  Lozovo Municipality
  ?-Present Makedonska Kamenica Municipality
  Makedonski Brod Municipality
  Municipality of Mavrovo and Rostuša
  Mogila Municipality
  Negotino Municipality
  Novaci Municipality
Novo Selo Municipality
2014– Present Ohrid Municipality
  Municipality of Pehčevo
  Petrovec Municipality
  Plasnica Municipality
  ? – Present Prilep Municipality A dark blue background with the municipal coat of arms, outlined in white, in the middle.
Municipality of Probištip
Sveti Nikole Municipality
  Rankovce Municipality
  Resen (municipality)
  Rosoman Municipality
  Municipality of Sopište
  Municipality of Staro Nagoričane
  Municipality of Štip
  ?-Present Struga Municipality A blue vertical flag with the coat of arms in the middle.
  ?-Present Strumica Municipality A white vertical flag with the coat of arms and a blue-yellow border.
Municipality of Studeničani
Radoviš Municipality
  Tearce Municipality
  ?-Present Tetovo Municipality A red, black and yellow tricolor flag, the yellow one being the thickest.
  Valandovo Municipality
  Vasilevo Municipality
  ?-Present Veles Municipality
  ?-Present Vevchani Municipality
  ?-Present Vinica Municipality A red and blue bicolor flag with outline of Vinica Fortress and an icon.
  Municipality of Vrapčište
  Zelenikovo Municipality
  1996–present Municipality of Želino
  Zrnovci Municipality
  Šuto Orizari Municipality

Government flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  - present Flag of Ministry Foreign Affairs of Republic of Macedonia
  - present Flag of Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia
  1992–present Flag of the Army of Republic of Macedonia
1992-2013 Flag of Ministry of Internal Affairs A blue flag with the emblem in the middle
1992–present Flag of Uniformed members of MIA A blue flag with the emblem in the middle
-present Flag of Special Police Force - Tiger
- present Flag of Border Police of Republic of Macedonia A green flag with the emblem in the middle
- present Flag of Customs of Macedonia

UniversitiesEdit

Flag Date Use Description
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
  St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola
University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul The Apostle"
Goce Delčev University of Štip
State University of Tetovo
South East European University
FON University
Euro College Kumanovo

Military flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  1944 Flag of the First Macedonian Brigade (II WW) red flag and the lower half of the flag the unit's name is written in yellow capital Cyrillic letters
2009–present Flag of 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade red flag with the coat of arms of Macedonia on the upper left and the unit's badge on upper right and the lower half of the flag the unit's name is written in yellow capital Cyrillic letters
  1999–present Flag of Macedonian Land Forces A red background with unit badge at right, and Macedonia coat of arms at left. At bottom is the Macedonian inscription: "The force is with us"
1992–present Flag of Military Police Battalion green flag with the unit's badge in the middle
1990s-present Flag of Combat Helicopter Squadron blue flag with the unit's badge in the middle

Religious flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
-present Flag of Macedonian Orthodox Church - Ohrid Archbishopric red flag with the COA of MOC-OA in the middle
  Old flag of Macedonian Orthodox Church
  -present
-present Bigorski Monastery
-present Christian Adventist Church
-present Christian Baptist Church-Radosna Vest
-present Maran-Ata
-present Christian Baptist Church-Bozhji Glas
-present Islamic Religious Community of Macedonia
-present Flag of Islamic Religious Community of Macedonia green flag with the crescent and the star in the middle

Political Parties flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  IMRO-DPMNU
SDUM
-present Flag of Liberal-Democrat Party of Macedonia
New Social Democratic Party
  Dostoinstvo
-present Flag of New Social-Democrat Party of Macedonia
Socialist Party of Macedonia
Democratic Renewal of Macedonia
-present Flag of People's Movement for Macedonia
-present Flag of Party of United Democrats of Macedonia
  Logo of BDI
  Albanian Democratic Party
Democratic Party of Turks
-present Flag of Political Party of Macedonians in Albania Macedonian flag from 1992 with the Cyrillic yellow letters of the name of the political party
1936-1941 Flag of MANAPO
  1944-1990 League of Communists of Yugoslavia Flag on Macedonian

Macedonian diaspora flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  -present Flag of the Macedonians in Serbia
-present Flag of Macedonians in Bulgaria The UMO Ilinden–Pirin party flag in Bulgaria.
-present Flag of Macedonians in Greece The Rainbow Party flag in Greece.
-present Flag of Macedonians in Albania
-present Flag of Macedonians in United States
  -present Flag of Macedonians in Argentina
-present Macedonian Australian Community Organisation
-present Flag of Macedonians in Uruguay
-present Macedonian Alliance Sweden
-present United Macedonians (from Canada)

OtherEdit

Flag Date Use Description
  1990s –1990s Ethnic Macedonian flag A red flag with the lion from the 1741 coat of arms of the geographical region of Macedonia
-present Neo Macedonian Flag Flag for 'Greece is Macedonia' as a response to the Blue Sun of Vergina Flag. Used on football matches.
-present Neo Macedonian Flag (2) Similar to the above flag. This flag is used on football matches.
2015 Flag of 2015 Opposition Protests in Macedonia
Macedonian 4 in 1 flag

Companies flagsEdit

GovernmentEdit

Flag Date Use Description
-present Flag of Macedonian Customs
-present Flag of Macedonian Railway
-present North Macedonia Post
-present Macedonian Stock Exchange
-present Macedonian Forest

PrivateEdit

Flag Date Use Description
-present EVN Macedonia
-present Macedonian Telekom
-present Makpetrol Macedonia
-present Okta Macedonia
-present Komercijalna Banka
  -present Agrofila

Organizations flagsEdit

Flag Date Use Description
1992–present Flag of the World Macedonian Congress red flag with the star of Kutlesh in the middle
-present Regular Grand Lodge of Macedonia
-present Grand Lodge of Macedonia
-present Koledari Kumanovo
  1990–present Kumani Zapad
-present Kumanovo Astronomical Club
  Flag of Macedonian Herald Society red flag with the COA of the society
2001–present Flag of Alliance of Defenders Kumanovo
2004–present Flag of Macedonian United Forces Star from Kutlesh on black background

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Considered to be Bulgarian in Bulgaria.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Xисарлъшка-Танова, С. Знамената на Илинденско-Преображенското въстание 1903 г. — издателство: Векове, 1983, № 3, стр. 77.
  2. ^ The insurgents in Krushevo flew also Bulgarian flags everywhere. See: "Who are the Macedonians", Published by C. Hurst & Co. Publishers, 2000, ISBN 1-85065-534-0, by Hugh Poulton - p. 57.
  3. ^ In an article from the Macedonian journalist Spase Shuplinovski in the Macedonian mainstream daily newspaper Utrinski vesnik - issue 1166, October 16, 2006 is described, that the flag of the Macedonian party VMRO - DPMNE was adopted from IMRO, which was established in 1920 and was banned in 1934. Archived May 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ In official speech in Macedonian Parliament in June 2008 on the occasion of the enacting a Law about the usage of the flags in Republic of Macedonia, the deputy Yani Macraduli has maintained, the red - black flag of IMRO dates (was created) during the leadership of Todor Alexandrov, i.e. - 1920s.
  5. ^ The IMRO flag is considered to be Bulgarian in Bulgaria, see: "100 years IMARO" (in Bulgarian) ISBN 954-8187-10-8, Publisher: Macedonian Scientifis Institute, Authors: Professor D. Michev, Ph.D. D. Gotsev, Sofia - 1994, p. 7. Archived January 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ However, according to Academician Ivan Katardjev, Director of the Historical Sciences section in the Department of Social Sciences in the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts the policy of IMRO leader in the beginning of the 1920s, Todor Alexandrov served the Bulgarian interests, see: "Утрински весник", Issue 1806, 16.10.2006 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2008-08-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) and the policy of IMRO leader in the second half of 1920s until its ban in 1934, Ivan Mihailov, for establishment of an independent Macedonian state, meant a Macedonian state of the Bulgarians in Macedonia, see: "Утрински весник", Issue 1806, 16.10.2006."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2008-08-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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