The circle 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


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.


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

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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See also

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