Local flags recently appeared in Serbia. By gradual acceptance of heraldic standards of Serbian Heraldic Society which consider municipal banner/flag as part of the greater coat of arms, flags became one form of symbols which could be used and described in statutes and decisions od local authorities. Official local flags or those in use could be divided in several groups:
These flags are inspired by heraldic banner of arms from greater coat of arms. According to standards their ratio is square (1:1).
Second subgroup of banners of arms are those who are more or less modified mdified motifs from the shield: Barajevo, Novi Beograd, Gornji Milanovac, Čajetina. Third subgroup consists of banners of arms which are part of greater arms, but doesn't repeat shield motif: Topola, Vrnjačka Banja.
This group of flags usually have arbitrary proportions, but there are some examples with defined proportions in formal decisions about usage of local symbols, e.g. (Niš).
Niša ignores heraldic banner, which is part of greater arms and uses officialy armorial flag with greater coat of arms on blue field.
Last modified: 6-DEC-2007
Vračar, example of heraldic banner with same motif as on the shield
New Belgrade, example of heraldic banner with slightly modified motif from the shield
Heraldic banner of Niš, part of Greater Arms, but not in use.
Flag of Niš in use
Flag of Subotica, the example of flag charged with coat of arms.