Leskovac has adopted a coat of arms (lesser,
middle and greater), as well as a flag.
The flag is a square banner of the arms, like most of the Serbian municipal
The coat of arms represents the historical and cultural heritage of Leskovac. Blue is the colour of skies, holiness, water and peace. Blue is also the colour of the former
emblem of municipality. The archaic Slavic word for blue, moravo, corresponds to
the name of the river Morava, whose watershed spreads mainly through the south of
Serbia. Gold is the colour of holiness, persistency and unchangeability through
The cross, made of a double knitted rope, has two meanings, symbolizes suffering
and the resurrection and the civilization Serbia belongs to. The rope also
recalls the emergence of textile production, from which specific handicraft and
industrial prospect of Leskovac has been developed. The cross is also sign of road
junction. Leskovac, as a town and bazar is the center of that junction and place
crucified to the cross of suffering during the war times, and many times arose
from the ashes of its scaffolds.
The golden hazelnuts recall the name of the town (lešnik, hazelnut; leska, hazel).
The estucheon "argent a double-headed eagle gules" recalls the times when Stefan Nemanja, Grand Prince of the Serbian medieval state of Rascia, took the region of Dubočica from
the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. The red eagle, as a particular noble symbol, was reserved for despotes and other noblemen in the Byzantine Empire. It was
used by the Serbian House of Nemanjić until the imperial coronation of Stefan
Dušan in 1346.