The official coat of arms of Slovenia, as it was used in 2021, features a red-bordered blue shield with a white silhouette of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak, in the center. Above Triglav, there are three six-pointed golden stars arranged in an inverted triangle, which are taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Celje, a significant late medieval noble family from the region.
Beneath Triglav, there are two wavy blue lines symbolizing the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia’s rivers, particularly the Sava and Drava. The overall design represents the country’s natural landscape, while the stars allude to its historical heritage.
The colors used in the coat of arms are blue, white, red, and gold. The blue represents the sky and the sea, white symbolizes the snow-capped peaks of the mountains, red represents the blood shed for the nation’s freedom, and gold signifies the country’s rich historical and cultural legacy.
The current coat of arms was adopted on June 24, 1991, following Slovenia’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. The design was created by Marko Pogačnik, a Slovenian artist and sculptor.