Norwegian Flag

Norwegian Flag

The Flag of Norway - Description of the Norwegian Flag

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

The description of the Flag of Norway is as follows:

The Norwegian flagis red with a blue cross outlined in white 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 Norwegian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the Norwegian 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 Norwegian flag is described as 8:11

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 Norwegian Flag

1700's until 1814 Norway used the same flag as Denmark

1814 The peace treaty of Kiel and Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden

1818 Norway had to use the Swedish flag

1821 The Norwegian flag was designed by Fredrik Meltzer

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