What is Norway's flag

Flag of norway

On the Norwegian flag, as on the flags of other Scandinavian countries, we find the so-called Scandinavian cross. In the case of Norway, this cross is blue with a white border on a red background. The cross is not isosceles, it extends to the edges of the flag and the shorter arm is closer to the left side of the flag. The flag is very similar to the Danish Danneborg, which is reminiscent of four centuries under Danish rule. The blue cross, on the other hand, indicates a longstanding relationship with Sweden. The flag was designed by Frederick Meltzer in 1821 but was not introduced until 1898. The colors of the flag, which match the French tricolor, can be interpreted as an expression of the desire for independence, which Norway only achieved at the beginning of the 20th century.

Country information

Country codesNO, NOR (ISO 3166-1)
Official nameKingdom of Norway
member ofUnited Nations, NATO, Nordic Council
population5 356 789 (2019)
total area323 802 km2
The highest pointGaldhøpiggen (2,469 m, 8,100 ft)
Deepest pointNorwegian Sea
GDP per capita$ 81 697 (World Bank, 2018)
currencyNorwegian krone (kr, NOK)
Phone code+47
Internet TLD.no

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