Emblem of Kosovo

Coat of arms of the Republic of Kosovo
Emblem of the Republic of Kosovo.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Kosovo
Adopted17 February 2008; 14 years ago (2008-02-17)
BlazonAzure, a border or, a map of Kosovo or, six mullets argent

The coat of arms of the Republic of Kosovo[a] was introduced following the unilateral declaration of independence on 17 February 2008. It shows six white stars in an arc above a solid golden shape of Kosovo as seen on a standard projection map, placed on a rounded triangular shield with a blue field and a golden border.[1] Its central figures, the stars and the shape, are also the content of the new blue flag of Kosovo, already adopted at the same time.

Government emblems

Some of the institutions of Kosovo have adopted their own distinct emblems to represent themselves.


Symbols used during United Nations administration

The Constitutional Charter for Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo, promulgated by United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in May 2001, stated that "The Provisional Institutions of Self-Government shall use only such symbols as are or as may be set forth in UNMIK legislation.[2]

The emblem of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government was adopted in 2003. The emblem depicted a map of Kosovo in gold on a blue background surrounded by two olive branches, in the style of those found used in the emblem of the United Nations, above which were three gold stars and three double spirals ornamentation which is a traditional symbol of ancient Dardania and represents the rotating sun.

During the period of administration by UNMIK, two regulations relating to the use of symbols were made:

  • UNMIK regulation UNMIK/REG/2000/30[3] (20 May 2000) "ON STAMPS AND HEADINGS OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS OF COURTS, PROSECUTORS’ OFFICES AND PENAL ESTABLISHMENTS" states that the stamps of courts and penal establishments should contain "The emblem of the United Nations with “UNMIK” added to the top of the emblem" and the word "“Kosovo” in Albanian, Serbian and English"[4]
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2003/15[5][6] (2 July 2003) "IMPLEMENTING UNMIK REGULATION NO. 2001/9 ON A CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROVISIONAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN KOSOVO" Establishes an approved logo for the Provisional Institutions of Self Government.

Municipal emblems

The Municipalities of Kosovo have each adopted distinct coats or arms, seals or emblems.

See also


  • a.  ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 92 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own territory.


  1. ^ Kosovo's emblem which is expected to be adopted today in the parliament, Kosovapress, Pristina, 17 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Regulations - 2001". Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Regulations – 2000". Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2007.
  4. ^ https://unmik.unmissions.org/sites/default/files/regulations/02english/E2000regs/RE2000_30.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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