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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes FI, FIN (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Finland
Capital city Helsinki
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, European Union, Nordic Council
Population 5 527 573 (2019)
Total area 338 424 km2
Highest point Halti (1 324 m, 4 344 ft)
Lowest point Baltic Sea
GDP per capita $ 50 152 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +358
Internet TLD .fi

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