Flag of Sweden (GIF)

The Swedish flag consists of a yellow cross in the blue area that extends to the edge of the flag. The Nordic Cross design traditionally represents Christianity. The colors are thought to have been taken from the Swedish coat of arms in 1442. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 5:8, and the flag was adopted on June 22, 1906.

Its coat of arms consists of a head shield azure, quartered by a cross, and an inescutcheon containing the dynastic arms of the Royal House. The shield contains three crowns in the first and fourth parts, and crowned lions in the second and third parts. There is a royal crown on the shield, and the shield is supported by two crowned lions. And all these are surrounded by a royal ermine mantle.

The Sweden flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. Its capital is Stockholm, and its population is about 10,273,000.

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

The great coat of arms of Sweden on a waving white flag

The waving vertical flag of Sweden (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:Stockholm (pop. 952,000)
Other major cities:Gothenburg (565,496)
Malmö (334,987)
Uppsala (221,141)
Official languages:Swedish
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:89.3% Swedish
3% Finn & Sami
0.8% Yugoslav
0.6% Iranian
6.3% other
Religion:70% Christianity
1.4% Islam
0.3% Other
28.3% Unaffiliated
Demonym:Swedish, Swede
Area:450,295 km²
(173,860 sq mi)
Currency:Swedish krona

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges flagga och riksvapen), GIF

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