Flag of Norway (GIF)



The flag of Norway (Norwegian [Bokmål]: Norges flagg; Norwegian [Nynorsk]: Noregs flagg) consists of a white-edged, indigo-blue Scandinavian cross on a red field. The edges of the cross reach the borders of the flag. The three colors express freedom, and the cross represents Christianity. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 8:11, and the flag was adopted on July 13, 1821.

Its coat of arms features a crowned yellow lion holding an ax on a triangular red shield with a crown on top.

The Norway flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Norway, officially known as the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state in Northwest Europe. Its capital is Oslo, and its population is about 5.408 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Denmark, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The waving flag of Norway with its coat of arms (unofficial)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Oslo
Other major cities:Bergen,
Stavanger/Sandnes,
Trondheim
Official languages:Norwegian, Sámi
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:83.2% Norwegian
(includes about 60,000 Sami),
8.3% other European,
8.5% other
Religions:77.3% Christianity,
3.2% Islam,
2.5% other,
17% non-religious
Nationality name:Norwegian
Area:385,207 km²
(148,729 sq mi)
Population:5.408 million (2021)
Currency:Norwegian krone
Country codes:NO, NOR (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.no
Calling code:+47
Flag emoji code:🇳🇴


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Norway (Norwegian: Norges flagg og riksvåpen), GIF

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