The circle element is an SVG basic shape, used to create circles based on a center point and a radius.

Usage context

Categories Basic shape element, Graphics element, Shape element
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements »
Descriptive elements »
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)


Source code Output result
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg viewBox="0 0 120 120" version="1.1"
  <circle cx="60" cy="60" r="50"/>

» circle.svg


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGCircleElement interface.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

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