The national flag of Denmark has a red field with a white Scandinavian cross extending
across the edges of the flag. The cross symbolizes Christianity and was later adopted by the Nordic countries including Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. The color red stands for the courage, valor, and strength shown by the country men to protect the Kingdom from any foreign invasion.
The Danish flag is among the oldest used national flag in the world. The use of the flag dates back to the thirteenth century when the Battle of Valdemar was fought. The battle was fought by the Danes to defeat Estonia and establish Danish administration in the country. After an unsuccessful struggle, the Danes were about to surrender. At the time a flag fell from the sky on June 15, 1219. The flag was believed to have been God's gift and was named Danneberg. Since then, the flag has been used as the official flag of the Danish Empire.
Every year on June 15, the Danish flag is hoisted to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Valdemar. It is also hoisted on other national holidays and days of national significance.
Official Name :
Kingdom of Denmark
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Adopted on :
June 15, 1219
Located in North Europe; bordered by Sweden, Germany, and Norway
Capital City :
Major Cities :
Odense, Herning, Esberj, Svendborg
1,370,000 square miles
Danish Krone (DKK)
Official Language :
National Anthem :
There is a Lovely Country
Fact about Denmark flag
Last Updated : December 21, 2015
|Adopted||Versions in use since at least c. 1400; official design for civil ensign adopted 1748 (slightly greater length tolerated since 1893); private use on land sanctioned 1854.|
|Design and Colors||A red field charged with a white cross extending to the edges; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. Dimensions: 3:1:3 width / 3:1:4.5 to 3:1:5.25 length.|
|Size Ratio||28:34 to 28:37|