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Flag ratio: 11:18

The Flag of Finland or siniristilippu dates from the beginning of the 20th century, and is modelled on the Danish flag, the Dannebrog. It features a blue cross on a white background. Blue represents lakes and sky, and white represents snow and the white nights of the Finnish summer. The state flag has a coat of arms in the center, but is otherwise identical.

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Legal definition

Size

According to Finnish law, the ratio of the flag is 11:18 (height/width). The cusp width of the blue cross is 3 units of measure. When flown from a flagpole, the flag is recommended to have a width equalling a fourth of the height of the pole.

Colours

PMS-colour system: Blue 294C, Red 186C, Yellow 123C

CMYK-tones:

  • Blue C 100 %, M 56 %, Y 0 %, K 18,5 %
  • Red C 0 %, M 91 %, Y 76 %, K 6 %
  • Yellow C 0 %, M 30,5 %, Y 94 %, K 0 %

Red and yellow are used in the coat of arms that appears in the state flag; the PMS colours are specified in Government Decision 827/93 (http://finlex4.edita.fi/dynaweb/stp/stp/1993sd/@ebt-link?showtoc=false;target=IDMATCH(id,19930827.sd)).

Other rules

By Finnish law, the flag must not be dirty or damaged. It must not be defaced or otherwise decorated. When the flag is washed, it must be dried indoors. The flag must be respected and must not be buried in the ground or used to other purpose.

See also

National flags
List of national flags | List of national coats of arms

External link

de:Siniristilippu fr:Drapeau de la Finlande it:Bandiera finlandese he:דגל פינלנד lt:Suomijos vėliava hu:Finn zszl nl:Vlag van Finland ja:フィンランドの国旗 pl:Flaga Finlandii pt:Bandeira da Finlndia ro:Steagul Finlandei sk:Vlajka - Fnsko fi:Suomen lippu sv:Finlands flagga

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