Flag of Norway

Flag of Norway

The design of the Norwegian flag with the Scandinavian cross in the center is similar to the other Nordic flags. In case of Norway, the cross is blue with white framing, placed on a red background. The cross is not isosceles, it reaches the edges of the flag and the shorter arm is located closer to the left side of the flag. The flag is very similar to the Danish Danneborg, which reflects four centuries under the Danish rule. On the other hand, the blue cross points to the long-term ties to Sweden. The flag was designed in 1821 by Frederick Meltzer, but it was not adopted as a state flag until 1898. The colors of the flag that coincide with the French tricolor could be interpreted as an expression of the desire for independence that Norway did not reach until the beginning of the 20th century.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Finland Finland Helsinki 5,452,821 338,145 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
Norway
Capital city
Oslo
Population
5,109,056 (2014)
Total area
385,155 km2
Formation
7. 6. 1905
Highest point
Galdhøpiggen (2,469 m)
GDP
$ 54,397 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
norwegian krone (NOK)
Code
NO (NOR)
Calling code
+47
Internet TLD
.no

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Norsko (Oslo)
English
Norway (Oslo)
German
Norwegen (Oslo)
French
Norvège (Oslo)
Italian
Norvegia (Oslo)
Spanish
Noruega (Oslo)
Russian
Норвегия (Осло)
Slovak
Nórsko (Oslo)
Polish
Norwegia (Oslo)
Portuguese
Noruega (Oslo)
Chinese
挪威 (奥斯陆)
Japanese
ノルウェー (オスロ)
Turkish
Norveç (Oslo)
Norwegian
Norge (Oslo)
Swedish
Norge (Oslo)
Hungarian
Norvégia (Oslo)
Dutch
Noorwegen (Oslo)
Danish
Norge (Oslo)
Finnish
Norja (Oslo)
Hebrew
נורבגיה (אוסלו)

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