Flag of Denmark (GIF)



The flag of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks flag [Dannebrog]) is one of the oldest national flags in the world and features a simple yet iconic design. It consists of a red field with a white Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag. The red color is often associated with valor, strength, and hardiness, while the white cross symbolizes Christianity and reflects Denmark's historical ties to the Church. According to legend, the flag fell from the sky during a battle in the early 13th century, and it is regarded as a divine symbol of protection and guidance for the Danish people. The Dannebrog is deeply ingrained in Denmark's national identity, history, and cultural heritage, and it remains a powerful emblem of the nation's unity and Christian traditions. The Danish flag was adopted in 1748. Therefore, this flag holds the world record for being the oldest continuously used national flag.

Proportion:28:37
Adopted:1748
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇩🇰

The coat of arms of Denmark features a distinctive and historically rich design. It consists of three blue lions passant wearing golden crowns and nine red lilypads (normally symbolizing heraldic hearts) on a golden shield with a royal crown on it. These lions, commonly referred to as the "Three Lions," symbolize the historical territories of Denmark, which included Denmark itself, Norway, and southern Sweden. The red background represents valor and strength, while the blue and gold colors reflect the monarchy's authority and prestige. The coat of arms represents Denmark's rich historical legacy, its monarchy, and the nation's enduring cultural heritage and identity.

The Danish flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a sovereign country located in northern Europe. Its capital is Copenhagen, and its population is about 5.857 million (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The waving flag of Denmark with its coat of arms (unofficial)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Copenhagen
Other major cities:Aarhus,
Odense,
Aalborg
Official language:Danish
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:86.9% Danish,
13.1% Others
Religions:71.7% Christian,
12.5% Agnostic,
13.2% Atheist,
0.9% Islam,
0.7% Buddhism,
1.0% Other religions
Nationality name:Danish
Area:42,933 km²
(16,577 sq mi)
Population:5.857 million (2021)
Currency:Danish krone
Country codes:DK, DNK (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.dk
Calling code:+45


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks flag [Dannebrog] og våbenskjold), GIF

References:
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Denmark
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Denmark
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2 comments:


Conor
Denmark's flag colours were updated on Wikipedia recently
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Denmark.svg
April 23, 2022 at 3:17 PM
Mustafa
There is no discernible difference with the eye.
April 23, 2022 at 4:48 PM

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