The flag of the Republic of Macedonia is the official flag for the territory of the country adopted in 1995. The flag depicts a red background with a yellow sun in the center of the background. The sun has eight rays emanating from the sun, tapering to the edges of the flag. The sun rays cross diagonally, horizontally and vertically. The center of the sun is the point where the diagonals of the flag intersect. The proportion of the width and length of the flag is 1:2
Coat of Arms of Macedonia
The Coat of Arms of Republic of Macedonia has undergone several revisions – in 1946 when the Coat of Arms of the People’s Republic of Macedonia was replaced and on 16th November 2009 with the removal of the red star. Thus, the National Emblem assumed its present look.
The Macedonian Coat of Arms is one of the two in Europe that has landscape features. The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Macedonia represents a field surrounded with two wheat garlands meeting on the top, enriched with opium poppies and tobacco leaves that on the lower part are tied with a ribbon decorated with traditional Macedonian folk motives.
In the middle of the field there is an outline of mountain with a river at its foot, and behind the mountain a sunrise is depicted.
Today Over Macedonia („Денес над Македонија“) is the national anthem of Macedonia and was composed in 1941. The lyrics were written by Vlado Maleski, and it was composed by Todor Skalovski. Following the end of World War 2, this song was adopted as the anthem of Socialist Republic of Macedonia within the frames of former Yugoslavia. In 1992 lawfully was proclaimed as the anthem of independent Republic of Macedonia.