Flag of Kosovo
|Design||A blue field charged with a map of Kosovo in gold, surmounted by an arc of six, white five-pointed stars, in the centre. |
The flag of the Republic of Kosovo was adopted by the Assembly of Kosovo immediately following the declaration of independence of the Republic of Kosovo from Serbia on 17 February 2008. The flag is the result of an international design competition, organised by the United Nations-backed Kosovo Unity Team, which attracted almost one thousand entries. The now-used design is a variant of one proposal designed by Muhamer Ibrahimi. 
The stars symbolise Kosovo's six major ethnic groups.