Danish Flag

Danish Flag

The Flag of Denmark - Description and Picture of the Danish Flag

As the above picture of the Danish Flag indicates the overall background is Red

The description of the Danish Flag is as follows:

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag

The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Danish flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Danish flag is described as Scandinavian Cross reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Danish flag is described as 28:37

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist and pictures the vertical part of the cross

The Meaning & History of the Danish Flag - The National flag of Denmark is known as the Dannebrog which means "Danish cloth"

The origins of the Danish flag are unknown but it is likely that they derive from the Danish coats of arms used during the Crusades

Another possible explanation of the origins and meaning of the Danish Flag is that it it based on the coat of arms of Lubeck which was red with a white cross

The first Danish king  was also king of Lubeck

Lubeck was founded on the site of a ruined Slavic settlement on the Trave River near the Baltic Sea

Lubeck was destroyed by fire in 1138

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