Flag of Greenland (GIF)

The flag of Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit erfalasuat; Danish: Grønlands flag) is a symbol rich in representation of the island's geographical and cultural features. Comprising two horizontal stripes of white and red, a distinctive two-color disc slightly offset to the left of the center is a prominent feature. The colors, mirroring those on the Danish flag, hold specific meanings. The white stripe signifies the expansive ice cover, characteristic of Greenland's Arctic landscape, while the red within the disc represents the deep fjords that intricately carve through the land. The white portion of the disc symbolizes the vast glaciers that define the region's terrain, and the red stripe beneath it signifies the surrounding ocean. This flag, with its harmonious color scheme, encapsulates the essence of Greenland's geography, seamlessly blending its icy landscapes and maritime features into a visually compelling and meaningful emblem.

Adopted:June 21, 1985
Designed by:Thue Christiansen
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇬🇱

Greenland, an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, is the world's largest island, renowned for its vast Arctic landscapes and located east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The capital, Nuuk, situated on the southwest coast, is a cultural and administrative hub surrounded by stunning fjords and mountains. With a population of approximately 56,653 (2021), Greenland is sparsely inhabited, primarily by indigenous Inuit people. The island's economy relies heavily on fishing, hunting, and mineral resources, with a growing interest in tourism. Greenland's immense ice sheet covers about 80% of its landmass, contributing significantly to global sea levels. The island holds a unique cultural identity, with Inuit traditions, including dog sledding and kayaking, still vibrant in daily life. Despite the challenges posed by its remote and harsh environment, Greenland's strategic geopolitical position and rich natural resources continue to shape its economic and cultural trajectory within the Arctic region.



Wikipedia have changed the flag colours according to the Nordic Council, now using a Pantone shade of red
May 3, 2022 at 8:42 PM
May 6, 2022 at 8:38 PM
Well the flag's colours have been changed again on Wikipedia. This time to match the colours of Denmark's flag as apparently they use the same shade of red.
August 11, 2022 at 6:48 PM
I'll wait for the change to be finalized.
August 11, 2022 at 10:48 PM
But how come Wikipedia changed it?
August 12, 2022 at 2:53 PM
Wikipedia changes a lot. They can suddenly go back to the flag version of months ago.
August 12, 2022 at 3:53 PM
I'll be needing Greenland's flag changed to this please
January 30, 2024 at 3:23 PM
January 31, 2024 at 3:45 AM

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