Flag of Norway
    Norway Flag
    Norway flag facts
    Colors Red, Blue, White
    Adopted 13 July 1821
    Proportion 16:22
    Designer Fredrik Meltzer
    Norway flag
    Norway flag
    Norway Flag
    The national flag of Norway is red field 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 in the style of the Nordic cross
    Norway Flag colors symbolism
    Norway Flag colors meaning

    Red and white recalls Norways union with Denmark
    Blue Symbolizes Norway's union with Sweden
    The cross represents Christianity, the majority religion of the country
    Norway flag regulations

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    Norway Flag flying times
    From March to October the Norway flag should be hoisted from 08.00. From November to February it should be hoisted from 09.00. The flag is lowered at sunset, although no later than 21.00, even if sunset is later than that. In the northern counties of Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark, the flag is flown between 10.00 and 15.00 from November to February.
    Norway flag history
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    Norway Flag (1814-1821)

    From about the 16th century until 1814, Norway used the same flag as Denmark, as it was in union with that country. In 1814 independent Norway adopted the Danish flag with the Norwegian lion in the canton
    Norway flag history

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    Norway Flag (1821-1844)
    The current flag of Norway was designed in 1821 by Fredrik Meltzer, a member of the parliament (Storting). It was adopted by both chambers of the Storting on 11 May and 16 May, respectively. However, the king refused to sign the flag law, but approved the design for civilian use by royal order in council on 13 July 1821.
    Norway flag history

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    Norway Flag (1844-1899)
    In 1844 a union mark combining Norwegian and Swedish colours was placed at the hoist of both countries' flags. As the union with Sweden became less popular, the Norwegian parliament abolished the union mark from the flags in 1898. The present red, blue and white flag was in effective use since 1899, and became official after the dissolution of the Norway's union with Sweden in 1905.
    Norway flag history
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    Royal Standard

    The Royal Standard of Norway is a red banner with the 'Norwegian Lion' of the coat of arms of Norway in the center. It is meant for the exclusive use by the King of Norway.
    Norway flag traditions

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    Norway Flag traditions
    When raising the Norwegian flag on festive or ceremonial occasions, the hoisting will often be accompanied by a bugle call, fanfare, or the national anthem. The Norwegian armed forces have a unified bugle call for hoisting and lowering the flag, known as "flaggappell" (Attention to the flag) Unlike the Anglo-American traditions of folding a flag, the Norwegian tradition is to roll the flag into a cylindrical shape and tie it up after lowering it.
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    Norway Flag picture
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