Coat of arms of Belgrade

Coat Of Arms Of Belgrade

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Coat of arms of Belgrade

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Belgrade has small, medium, and large coats of arms.

History

The small coat of arms was sketched by Đorđe Andrejević Kun in 1931, and was officially adopted the following year. In July 2003, medium and large coats of arms were adopted. They were designed by the Serbian Heraldry Society "White Eagle" . The basic (small) coat of arms is intended for wide public usage, and is the only one that may be used for commercial purposes. The medium coat of arms is used by the city administration, its organizations, and at significant events. The large coat of arms is used for presenting the city of Belgrade, and only the top city officials may use it. Occasionally, with the permission of officials, citizens may use it. The coat of arms has recently been changed to include name of the city and URL of its official website.

Small coat of arms

The small coat of arms has the shape of a shield, and consists of the three Serbian national colors (red, blue, white). The blue sky symbolizes hope and faith in a better future. The red colour of the ground is a symbol of the suffering of the Serbian people in the struggle for freedom. The rivers (Sava and Danube) symbolise the strength of Belgrade, and they are white according to the rules of heraldry. The white walls and towers are marks of a white city (Београд / Beograd is Serbian for "White City"). The walls represent a city of trade, the tower and open gate represent an open market and hospitality. The ship, a...
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