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The Scandinavian cross is the common name given to the offset cross found of the flags of several countries in Northern Europe. This distinctive vexillographical component shifts the cross's vertical bar toward the hoist.

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Examples

Scandinavian cross flags are often described by specifying the ratio of their colors. The following countries and regions all make use of the Scandinavian cross on their flags.

  • Denmark : white on red (horizontal: 12-4-21, vertical: 12-4-12)
  • Faroe Islands : red on white with blue fimbriation (horizontal: 6-1-2-1-12, vertical 6-1-2-1-6)
  • Finland : light blue on white (horizontal: 5-3-10, vertical: 4-3-4)
  • Iceland : red on blue with white fimbriation (horizontal: 7-1-2-1-14, vertical: 7-1-2-1-7)
  • Norway : blue on red with white fimbriation (horizontal: 6-1-2-1-12, vertical: 6-1-2-6)
  • Sweden : yellow on medium blue (horizontal: 5-2-9, vertical: 4-2-4)

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