Flag of Finland
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The Finnish flag shows a blue Scandinavian cross (= a cross shifted to the staff side ? all Scandinavian countries have such a cross in their flags as a sign of kinship and togetherness) on a white background. It was introduced by law on 29.05.1918 (other sources speak of 12.02.1920). The flag was created by the poet Zacharias Topelius already in 1870, and is supposed to symbolize the snow and lakes of Finland.
The proportions of the flag are calculated as follows:
Length: 18 = white 5 blue 3 white 10
Width: 11 = white 4 blue 3 white 4
O homeland, O homeland, You our fatherland;
Sound loud, thou dear dear word!
No mountain that touches the heavenly band,
No hidden valley and sea-washed beach,
Is loved more than our native north,
Our own forefathers' place.
Your blossom, hidden deep in the bud's ground,
And yet ripened shall now open wide.
Yes, through our love it shall glow once more.
Your light, your joy, your hope, your splendor!
And yet one fine day it shall sound even purer,
This song that our land shall sing.
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Finland has a blue national flag, which consists of a white cross on a blue background. The white cross symbolizes the four seasons and the Protestant Church. It also represents the four elements: earth, water, fire and air. The flag was adopted on May 28, 1918 and since then it has been a symbol of Finnish identity and independence.
The Finnish national flag was first used in 1918, when Finland gained its independence from Russia. It consists of a white cross on a blue background, which was previously used as a symbol of Swedish rule over Finland. The colors of the flag are also a symbol of the four seasons in Finland.
The national flag of Finland is white and blue striped. It consists of a white background with a blue cross extending across the entire flag. The cross is arranged to form four white squares of equal size. The flag symbolizes the unity of the Finnish people and their loyalty to their country.