Flag of Iceland (GIF)

The flag of Iceland (Icelandic: íslenski fáninn) is a simple yet powerful design, featuring a red cross outlined in white on a blue field. The blue represents the North Atlantic Ocean, which surrounds the island nation, and the white stands for the ice and snow that cover a significant portion of its terrain. The red symbolizes the volcanic fire and the people of Iceland. The cross design echoes Iceland's Nordic heritage, reflecting the influence of Christianity and the historical ties to other Scandinavian nations. The flag is a vivid representation of the country's stunning natural landscapes, its connection to the sea, and the resilience of its people, making it a potent symbol of Icelandic identity and pride.

Adopted:June 17, 1944
Designed by:Matthías Þórðarson
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇮🇸

The coat of arms of Iceland is a unique and symbolically rich emblem, featuring a shield in the form of a vertical national flag. The shield is supported by four protectors of Iceland, each representing a specific region: the bull safeguards Northwest Iceland, the eagle or griffin watches over Northeast Iceland, the dragon defends the southeast, and the rock giant is the protector of the southwest. These mythical protectors embody the nation's connection to its natural and cultural heritage, emphasizing the importance of the land and its traditions in Icelandic identity. This emblem reflects the nation's history, folklore, and the unity of its regions, making it a powerful symbol of Icelandic pride and identity.

The Iceland flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Iceland, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, is a Nordic island nation in Europe with Reykjavik as its capital. Renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, including geysers, waterfalls, and volcanoes, Iceland has a relatively small population of approximately 372,295 as of 2021.

The waving flag of Iceland with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Reykjavik
Other major cities:Kópavogur,
Official language:Icelandic
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:89% Icelandic,
5% Polish,
1% Lithuanian,
5% other
Religions:76.8% Christianity,
0.31% Islam,
0.41% Buddhism,
15.52% Other and unspecified,
6.96% Unaffiliated
Nationality name:Icelander
Area:102,775 km²
(39,682 sq mi)
Population:372,295 (2021)
Country codes:IS, ISL (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.is
Calling code:+354

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Iceland (Icelandic: Fáni og skjaldarmerki Íslands), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Iceland
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Iceland

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