Flag of Denmark

Flag of Denmark

The Danish flag, also called Danneborg ("Danish cloth" in Danish), consists of a red background and white cross which extends to the edges of the flag. The vertical arm of the cross follows the model of the other Scandinavian flag thus it is located closer to the left side of the flag. According to the legend, the flag was sent down from heaven in order to help the Danish army on June 15, 1219 during the Battle of Lyndanise. King Valdemar II. would nearly lose the battle against the pagan Estonians, if there was not a sign from heaven that gave the army new energy that helped them to win the battle. The flag is also used in a little bit modified version as a naval flag - it is square and it has two little flags similar to swallowtail.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 80,619,000 357,022 km2

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Main information

Country
Denmark
Capital city
Copenhagen
Population
5,627,235 (2014)
Total area
43,094 km2
Formation
1. 1. 1849
Highest point
Gunnbjørn (3,700 m)
GDP
$ 37,324 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
danish krone (DKK)
Code
DK (DNK)
Calling code
+45
Internet TLD
.dk

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Dánsko (Kodaň)
English
Denmark (Copenhagen)
German
Dänemark (Kopenhagen)
French
Danemark (Copenhague)
Italian
Danimarca (Copenaghen)
Spanish
Dinamarca (Copenhague)
Russian
Дания (Копенгаген)
Slovak
Dánsko (Kodaň)
Polish
Dania (Kopenhaga)
Portuguese
Dinamarca (Copenhague)
Chinese
丹麦 (哥本哈根)
Japanese
デンマーク (コペンハーゲン)
Turkish
Danimarka (Kopenhag)
Norwegian
Danmark (København)
Swedish
Danmark (Köpenhamn)
Hungarian
Dánia (Koppenhága)
Dutch
Denemarken (Kopenhagen)
Danish
Danmark (København)
Finnish
Tanska (Kööpenhamina)
Hebrew
דנמרק (קופנהגן)

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