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Nordic Cross flags

Nordiska flaggor

Skandinavisk: Nordisk Korsflagg eller Skandinaviskt Kors kallas en typ av flagg där de vertikala armarna ligger till "vänster" om flaggets mitt, det vill säga närmare flaggstången. Alla länder i har denna typ av flagg og dessutom finns flaggor för Åland og, samt ett flertal andra mer eller mindre officiella regionala flaggor, till exempel för og. Även bland annat og Orkneyøerne har nordiska korsflaggor. Sättet att markera kulturell eller geografisk samhørighet genom liknande flaggor färekommer även på andra håll i världen, till exempel är många av arabstaternas flaggor i färgerna grønt, vitt och svart. Ett annat exempel är de flaggor i vitt og blått som används av de länder som tidigare ingick i det Centralamerikanska federationen.

English: Nordic Cross Flag, Nordic Cross, Scandinavian Cross is a pattern of flags usually associated with the flags of the Scandinavian countries of which it originated. All the Nordic countries have adopted such flags. The cross design symbolises Christianity and is depicted extending to the edges of the flag with the vertical part of the cross shifted to the hoist side as opposed to flags where the cross is centred on the flag (known as a Greek cross).

Kalmar Union and micronations / Kalmarunionen och MicronationsEdit

Note that most of these flags have not been officially adopted and their use remains limited.

Reconstruction of the Flag of the Kalmar Union Kalmar Union; Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1397–1523)
Reconstruction of the Flag of the Kalmar Union Kalmar Union; Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1397–1523)
Flag of the Nordisk Flaggsallskap or Nordic Flag Society ([1] [2])
Flag of the Nordisk Flaggsallskap or Nordic Flag Society ([3] [4])
Ship flag from the Kalmar Union period, featuring a Nordic cross and the arms of the constituent kingdoms
Ship flag from the Kalmar Union period, featuring a Nordic cross and the arms of the constituent kingdoms
Flag of the Micronation Ladonia; cross has same color as background
Flag of the Micronation Ladonia; cross has same color as background
Flag of the Micronation Ladonia; with contours
Flag of the Micronation Ladonia; with contours
Flag of Latveria (Marvel Comics Universe), nation ruled by Doctor Doom
Flag of Latveria (Marvel Comics Universe), nation ruled by Doctor Doom
Flag of Austrar Islands
Flag of Austrar Islands
Flag of the Regency of Acrea
Flag of the Regency of Acrea

Nordic national flags / Nordiska NationsflaggorEdit

Flag of Denmark
Flag of Denmark
Flag of Finland
Flag of Finland
Flag of Iceland
Flag of Iceland
Flag of Norway
Flag of Norway
Flag of Sweden
Flag of Sweden

Nordic flags of autonomous regions / Nordiska Flaggor av Självstyrande RegionerEdit

Flag of the Faroe Islands
Flag of the Faroe Islands
Flag of Åland
Flag of Åland
Proposal for Flag of Greenland, designed in 1984 by Sven Tito Achen. Rejected in favour of non-Nordic-Cross Flag
Proposal for Flag of Greenland, designed in 1984 by Sven Tito Achen. Rejected in favour of non-Nordic-Cross Flag

Denmark / DanmarkEdit

Flag of Denmark
Flag of Denmark
State Flag of Denmark
State Flag of Denmark
Royal Standard of Denmark
Royal Standard of Denmark
Naval Flag of Denmark. Note the very dark knaprød colour.
Naval Flag of Denmark. Note the very dark knaprød colour.
18th Century Flag of Mourning
18th Century Flag of Mourning
Unofficial Flag of Bornholm (Commonly Used)
Unofficial Flag of Bornholm (Commonly Used)
Unofficial Flag of Bornholm (Commonly Used)
Unofficial Flag of Bornholm (Commonly Used)
Proposal for Flag of Jutland, designed by artist Per Kramer [1] (actual use is not recorded)
Proposal for Flag of Jutland, designed by artist Per Kramer [1] (actual use is not recorded)
Another Proposal for Flag of Jutland, dating from 1972 (not in use)
Another Proposal for Flag of Jutland, dating from 1972 (not in use)
Proposed Flag of Vendsyssel (not commonly used)
Proposed Flag of Vendsyssel (not commonly used)
Proposed flag of Vendsyssel (not commonly used)
Proposed flag of Vendsyssel (not commonly used)
Proposed flag of Vendsyssel (not commonly used)
Proposed flag of Vendsyssel (not commonly used)

Finland / FinlandEdit

Flag of Finland
Flag of Finland
State Flag of Finland
State Flag of Finland
War Flag and Naval Ensign of Finland.
War Flag and Naval Ensign of Finland.
Flag of the President of Finland, with the Cross of Liberty in the canton.
Flag of the President of Finland, with the Cross of Liberty in the canton.
Flag used by Finnish yacht clubs. Club insignia goes in the canton.
Flag used by Finnish yacht clubs. Club insignia goes in the canton.
Unofficial Flag of Swedish-Speaking Finns.
Unofficial Flag of Swedish-Speaking Finns.

Iceland / ÍslandEdit

Flag of Iceland
Flag of Iceland
State Flag of Iceland
State Flag of Iceland
Flag of the President of Iceland
Flag of the President of Iceland
Flag of the Icelandic Customs Service
Flag of the Icelandic Customs Service
Former Unofficial Flag of Iceland (ca. 1900)
Former Unofficial Flag of Iceland (ca. 1900)
Proposal for Flag of Iceland, designed in 1914 by Magnús Þórðarson
Proposal for Flag of Iceland, designed in 1914 by Magnús Þórðarson

Norway / NorgeEdit

Flag of Norway
Flag of Norway
State Flag of Norway.
State Flag of Norway.
Former Flag of Norway (1814-1821)
Former Flag of Norway (1814-1821)
The Common Naval Ensign and War Flag of Sweden and Norway from 1815 to 1844.
The Common Naval Ensign and War Flag of Sweden and Norway from 1815 to 1844.
Former Flag of Norway (1844-1898)
Former Flag of Norway (1844-1898)
Naval Ensign and State Flag of Norway 1844-1905.
Naval Ensign and State Flag of Norway 1844-1905.
Flag of Norwegian Fascist Party Nasjonal Samling 1933-1945
Flag of Norwegian Fascist Party Nasjonal Samling 1933-1945

Sweden / SverigeEdit

Flag of Sweden
Flag of Sweden
Naval Ensign of Sweden
Naval Ensign of Sweden
Royal Standard of Sweden with the Greater Coat of Arms, used by the King of Sweden
Royal Standard of Sweden with the Greater Coat of Arms, used by the King of Sweden
Royal Standard of Sweden with the Lesser coat of Arms (the Royal House using the Greater Coat of Arms)
Royal Standard of Sweden with the Lesser coat of Arms (the Royal House using the Greater Coat of Arms)
Former Flag of Sweden representing the Union with Norway (1844-1905)
Former Flag of Sweden representing the Union with Norway (1844-1905)
Unofficial Flag of the Finnish-Speaking Swedes
Unofficial Flag of the Finnish-Speaking Swedes
Flag of Skåneland or Scania (Southern Sweden)
Flag of Skåneland or Scania (Southern Sweden)
Unofficial Flag of Gotland
Unofficial Flag of Gotland
Unofficial Flag of Hälsingland
Unofficial Flag of Hälsingland
Unofficial Flag of Härjedalen
Unofficial Flag of Härjedalen
Unofficial Flag of Småland
Unofficial Flag of Småland
Unofficial Flag of Västergötland[2]
Unofficial Flag of Västergötland[2]
Flag of Norrland
Flag of Norrland
Unofficial Flag of Öland
Unofficial Flag of Öland
Unofficial Flag of Öland
Unofficial Flag of Öland
Unofficial Flag of Östergötland
Unofficial Flag of Östergötland
Unofficial Flag of Västsverige (West Sweden) designed by Per Andersson in 1990
Unofficial Flag of Västsverige (West Sweden) designed by Per Andersson in 1990
Catholic Cathedral of Stockholm
Catholic Cathedral of Stockholm

Nordic Cross flags of Germany / Nordiska Korsflaggor i TysklandEdit

Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge 1871–1892 (War Flag of the Imperial Army)
Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge 1871–1892 (War Flag of the Imperial Army)
Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge 1892–1903
Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge 1892–1903
Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge 1903–1918 (–1921)
Kaiserliche Kriegsflagge 1903–1918 (–1921)
Proposed War Flag of 1919 (never used)
Proposed War Flag of 1919 (never used)
War Flag of NS-Germany (1935–1945), now forbidden in Germany
War Flag of NS-Germany (1935–1945), now forbidden in Germany
Flag of the former Saar Protectorate (1947–1956) (Saarland, Germany)
Flag of the former Saar Protectorate (1947–1956) (Saarland, Germany)
Proposed National flag of Germany, circa 1919.
Proposed National flag of Germany, circa 1919.
Proposed National flag of Germany by the German Resistance, circa 1944.
Proposed National flag of Germany by the German Resistance, circa 1944.
Proposed National flag of Germany by the Christian Democratic Union, circa 1948.
Proposed National flag of Germany by the Christian Democratic Union, circa 1948.

Nordic Cross flags of Great Britain / Nordiska Korsflaggor för StorbritannienEdit

English: Nordic cross flags in England and Scotland are used to allude to a Norse heritage, although with three notable exceptions, (the flags of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Orkney and Shetland), they have no official status.
Flag of Shetland
Flag of Shetland
Former flag of Orkney (Unofficial)
Former flag of Orkney (Unofficial)
Flag of Orkney
Flag of Orkney
Unofficial Flag of the Island of Barra, in the Outer Hebrides.
Unofficial Flag of the Island of Barra, in the Outer Hebrides.
Unofficial flag of the island of South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides
Unofficial flag of the island of South Uist, in the Outer Hebrides
Flag of the Highlands of Scotland (Unofficial)
Flag of the Highlands of Scotland (Unofficial)
Flag of Northern England (Unofficial)
Flag of Northern England (Unofficial)
Flag of North West England (Unofficial)
Flag of North West England (Unofficial)
Former Proposal for a Flag of Yorkshire (Unofficial)
Former Proposal for a Flag of Yorkshire (Unofficial)
Flag of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Flag of the West Riding of Yorkshire

Nordic Cross flags in the Baltic States / Nordiska Korsflaggor i BaltikumEdit

Flag of the Short-Lived United Baltic Duchy
Flag of the Short-Lived United Baltic Duchy
Proposed New Flag of Estonia
Proposed New Flag of Estonia
Flag of Pärnu, Estonia
Flag of Pärnu, Estonia
Flag of Koigi, Estonia
Flag of Koigi, Estonia
Flag of Setomaa, Estonia
Flag of Setomaa, Estonia
Flag of Aluksne, Latvia
Flag of Aluksne, Latvia
Flag of Cesis, Latvia
Flag of Cesis, Latvia
Flag of Ventspils, Latvia
Flag of Ventspils, Latvia

Flags elsewhere that feature the Nordic Cross or similar designEdit

English: Flags where the vertical bar is centered (such as certain Greek and Swiss flags) are not included here; see flags with crosses.
Flag of Aldtsjerk, the Netherlands
Flag of Aldtsjerk, the Netherlands
Flag of Andalucía, Colombia
Flag of Andalucía, Colombia
Flag of Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Flag of Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Flag of Calais, France
Flag of Calais, France
Flag of Ejmiatsin, Armenia
Flag of Ejmiatsin, Armenia
Flag of the Georgian Orthodox Church
Flag of the Georgian Orthodox Church
Flag of Hernandarias, Paraguay
Flag of Hernandarias, Paraguay
Flag of Pula, Croatia
Flag of Pula, Croatia
The Royal Standard of Greece (1863)
The Royal Standard of Greece (1863)
Unofficial flag of Russian Ingria
Unofficial flag of Russian Ingria
Flag of Little Rock, Arkansas, the United States
Flag of Little Rock, Arkansas, the United States
Unofficial Flag of Normandy, France
Unofficial Flag of Normandy, France
Flag of São Paulo, Brazil
Flag of São Paulo, Brazil
Flag of Stavropol Krai, Russia
Flag of Stavropol Krai, Russia
Flag of Tbilisi, Georgia
Flag of Tbilisi, Georgia
Naval ensign of Tonga
Naval ensign of Tonga
Flag of Tudela, Navarre, Spain
Flag of Tudela, Navarre, Spain
Flag of Vepsia, Russia
Flag of Vepsia, Russia
Flag of Volyns'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Flag of Volyns'ka Oblast', Ukraine
The so-called "Vinland Flag"
The so-called "Vinland Flag"
Unofficial Flag of Votia, Russia
Unofficial Flag of Votia, Russia
Former Flag of East Karelia, Russia
Former Flag of East Karelia, Russia
Flag of Wilmington, Delaware, the United States
Flag of Wilmington, Delaware, the United States

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