Flag of Finland
    Finland Flag
    Finland flag facts
    Name siniristilippu
    ("Blue Cross Flag")
    Adopted 1918
    Proportion 11:18
    Use National flag
    Finland flag
    Finland flag
    Finland flag
    The national flag of Finland is white with a blue cross extending to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of a Nordic cross. The state flag has a coat of arms in the space where the two arms of the cross overlap
    Finland flag colors symbolism
    Finland flag colors meaning
    White stands for the snow that covers the land in winter
    Blue represents the thousands of lakes scattered across the country and the sky
    Cross stands for Christianity, the majority religion of the country
    History of Finland flag
    Finland flag
    Finland flag history
    The first known "Flag of Finland" was presented in 1848, along with the national anthem Maamme. Its motif was the coat of arms of Finland, surrounded by laurel leaves, on a white flag. The current blue-crossed design was first used in Finland by Nyländska Jaktklubben, a yacht club founded in Helsinki in 1861. In addition to the blue cross on the white background, the yacht club flag had the crowned arms of the province of Uusimaa within two crossed branches in the upper hoist quarter. Except for the position of the cross, the flag was similar to the flag of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, founded the previous year. The design can be traced to the Russian Navy ensign, which has a blue cross saltire on a white background. After Finland gained independence in 1917, a competition was held for the design of the Finnish flag. Artists Eero Snellman and Bruno Tuukkanen specified the final form of the flag after considering many of the entries received.
    Finland flag picture
    Finland Flag picture
    Finland flag Photo
    Finland Flag photo
    Finland state flag image
    Finland Flag image
    Presidential Standard of Finland
    Finland Presidential Standard