The Bosnia and Herzegovina flag was officially adopted in February, 1998.
The blue and white colors are from the Pan-Slavic Tricolore. The prominent gold shield is taken from the arms of King Stephen Tvrtho, 1376-1391.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's coat of arms was adopted in 1998.
The three-pointed shield represents each of the three major ethnic groups of the country, while the design itself mirrors that of the national flag.