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

Usage context

CategoriesBasic shape element, Graphics element, Shape element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements
Descriptive elements


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGCircleElement interface.



<svg viewBox="0 0 200 200" xmlns="">
  <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="100"/>



Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<circle>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<circle>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 20 or earlier (12.10049) 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) No support (Yes) 3.0.4

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