Flag of Sweden

Flag of Sweden

The Swedish flag was most likely inspired by the oldest Nordic flag - Danish Danneborg. Yellow cross on a blue background reaches the edges of the flag and its shorter arm is located closer to the left side of the flag. The characteristic yellow and blue color have probably originated in the 14th century, when the Swedish coat of arms with three gold crowns on a blue background was created. The flag has been used since 1521 and it became very popular during the reign of Gustav I Vasa. At that time, the yellow cross had to be compulsorily pictured on every cocard and battalion. However, the flag in its present form has not been adopted until 1906.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Finland Finland Helsinki 5,452,821 338,145 km2
Flag of Norway Norway Oslo 5,109,056 385,155 km2

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Main information

Country
Sweden
Capital city
Stockholm
Population
9,651,531 (2014)
Total area
449,964 km2
Formation
6. 6. 1523
Highest point
Kebnekaise (2,111 m)
GDP
$ 40,304 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
swedish krona (SEK)
Code
SE (SWE)
Calling code
+46
Internet TLD
.se

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Švédsko (Stockholm)
English
Sweden (Stockholm)
German
Schweden (Stockholm)
French
Suède (Stockholm)
Italian
Svezia (Stoccolma)
Spanish
Suecia (Estocolmo)
Russian
Швеция (Стокгольм)
Slovak
Švédsko (Štokholm)
Polish
Szwecja (Sztokholm)
Portuguese
Suécia (Estocolmo)
Chinese
瑞典 (斯德哥尔摩)
Japanese
スウェーデン (ストックホルム)
Turkish
İsveç (Stockholm)
Norwegian
Sverige (Stockholm)
Swedish
Sverige (Stockholm)
Hungarian
Svédország (Stockholm)
Dutch
Zweden (Stockholm)
Danish
Sverige (Stockholm)
Finnish
Ruotsi (Tukholma)
Hebrew
שבדיה (סטוקהולם)

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