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

<svg viewBox="0 0 100 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
  <circle cx="50" cy="50" r="50"/>
</svg>

Attributes

cx
The x-axis coordinate of the center of the circle.
Value type: <length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
cy
The y-axis coordinate of the center of the circle.
Value type<length>|<percentage> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
r
The radius of the circle. A value lower or equal to zero disables rendering of the circle.
Value type: <length> ; Default value: 0; Animatable: yes
pathLength
The total length for the circle's circumference, in user units.
Value type: <number> ; Default value: none; Animatable: yes

Note: Starting with SVG2, cx, cy, and r are Geometry Properties, meaning those attributes can also be used as CSS properties for that element.

Global attributes

Core Attributes
Most notably: id, tabindex
Styling Attributes
class, style
Conditional Processing Attributes
Most notably: requiredExtensions, systemLanguage
Event Attributes
Global event attributes, Graphical event attributes
Presentation Attributes
Most notably: clip-path, clip-rule, color, color-interpolation, color-rendering, cursor, display, fill, fill-opacity, fill-rule, filter, mask, opacity, pointer-events, shape-rendering, stroke, stroke-dasharray, stroke-dashoffset, stroke-linecap, stroke-linejoin, stroke-miterlimit, stroke-opacity, stroke-width, transform, vector-effect, visibility
ARIA Attributes
aria-activedescendant, aria-atomic, aria-autocomplete, aria-busy, aria-checked, aria-colcount, aria-colindex, aria-colspan, aria-controls, aria-current, aria-describedby, aria-details, aria-disabled, aria-dropeffect, aria-errormessage, aria-expanded, aria-flowto, aria-grabbed, aria-haspopup, aria-hidden, aria-invalid, aria-keyshortcuts, aria-label, aria-labelledby, aria-level, aria-live, aria-modal, aria-multiline, aria-multiselectable, aria-orientation, aria-owns, aria-placeholder, aria-posinset, aria-pressed, aria-readonly, aria-relevant, aria-required, aria-roledescription, aria-rowcount, aria-rowindex, aria-rowspan, aria-selected, aria-setsize, aria-sort, aria-valuemax, aria-valuemin, aria-valuenow, aria-valuetext, role

Usage notes

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

Specifications

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

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
circleChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 8Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android Full support 3Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 3.1Samsung Internet Android ?
cxChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?
cyChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?
rChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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See also

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