Flag of Finland

Flag of Finland

The Finnish flag, also known as Siniristilippu (blue cross), is another of flags inspired by Danish Danneborg. Blue Nordic cross reaches the edges of the flag and it is located on a white background. The shorter arm of the cross is shifted closer to left side of the flag, like in case of other Scandinavian flags, but the cross is more massive compared to the others. Blue symbolizes thousands of Finnish lakes and white stands for snowy landscape. The cross is said to originate in old Nordic legends, however official Finnish version says that this cross was adopted after gaining the independence at the end of WW1. The state flag differs only by the national emblem which is placed in the center of the cross.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Norway Norway Oslo 5,109,056 385,155 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2
Flag of Sweden Sweden Stockholm 9,651,531 449,964 km2

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Main information

Country
Finland
Capital city
Helsinki
Population
5,452,821 (2014)
Total area
338,145 km2
Formation
6. 12. 1917
Highest point
Halti (1,328 m)
GDP
$ 35,771 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
FI (FIN)
Calling code
+358
Internet TLD
.fi

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Finsko (Helsinky)
English
Finland (Helsinki)
German
Finnland (Helsinki)
French
Finlande (Helsinki)
Italian
Finlandia (Helsinki)
Spanish
Finlandia (Helsinki)
Russian
Финляндия (Хельсинки)
Slovak
Fínsko (Helsinki)
Polish
Finlandia (Helsinki)
Portuguese
Finlândia (Helsinque)
Chinese
芬兰 (赫尔辛基)
Japanese
フィンランド (ヘルシンキ)
Turkish
Finlandiya (Helsinki)
Norwegian
Finland (Helsinki)
Swedish
Finland (Helsingfors)
Hungarian
Finnország (Helsinki)
Dutch
Finland (Helsinki)
Danish
Finland (Helsinki)
Finnish
Suomi (Helsinki)
Hebrew
פינלנד (הלסינקי)

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