Flag of Finland (GIF)



The flag of Finland (Finnish: Suomen lippu, Swedish: Finlands flagga) is a white flag with a blue Scandinavian cross representing Christianity. The blue color represents the sky and the country's thousands of lakes. The white color symbolizes the snow covering the soil in winter. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 11:18, and the flag was adopted on May 29, 1918.

The red shield in its coat of arms features a sword-swinging golden lion and nine silver roses.

The Finland flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a country in northern Europe. Its capital is Helsinki, and its population is about 5,522,000.

The waving flag of Finland with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Helsinki (pop. 643,000)
Other major cities:Espoo (279,000)
Tampere (232,000)
Vantaa (223,000)
Official languages:Finnish, Swedish
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:91.33% Finnish
4.90% Other European
2.50% Asian
0.90% African
0.37% Other
Religion:70.9% Evangelical Lutheran
22.0% Atheism
2.1% Lutheran Christian
1.1% Finnish Orthodox
1% Islam
2.9% Other
Demonym:Finnish, Finn
Area:338,424 km²
(130,666 sq mi)
Population:5,522,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Finland (Finnish: Suomen lippu ja vaakuna; Swedish: Finlands flagga och vapensköld), GIF
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Conor
Wikipedia has updated the flag with the blue cross becoming a darker shade of blue as the shade originally used was incorrect. According to Finnish flag laws, the closest Pantone approximation to the shade of blue used is 294 C, which in RGB is #002F6C.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Finland.svg
August 11, 2022 at 6:54 PM
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August 11, 2022 at 10:44 PM

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