Finland Flag

Finland Flag

Flag of Finland - Description of the Finland Flag

As the above picture of the Finland Flag indicates the overall background is White with a blue cross

The description of the Finnish Flag is as follows:

White with a blue cross extending 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 Finland flag represent the following:

White -  represents snow and also peace and honesty

Blue - represents lakes and sky and also vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the Finland flag is described as the 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 Finland flag is described as 11:18

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 Finland Flag :

Finland was part of Sweden until incorporated into the Russian empire in 1809

Finland declared independence on 6 December 1917

1918 Eero Snellman and Bruno Tuukkanen designed the official Finnish flag

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