Swedish Flag

Swedish Flag

The Flag of Sweden - Description of the Swedish Flag

As the above picture of the Swedish Flag indicates the overall background is Blue with a Yellow cross

The description of the Swedish Flag is as follows:

Blue with a golden yellow 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 Swedish flag represent the following:

Yellow - a symbol of generosity

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the Swedish 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 Swedish flag is described as 5:8

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 Swedish Flag

The Swedish flag dates back to 1569

Inspired by the Coats of Arms of Sweden, which feature three yellow crowns on a blue background

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