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Flag of Denmark

Flag of Denmark

The flag of Denmark is red with a white Scandinavian cross that spreads to the edges of the flag; the perpendicular part of the cross is removed to the hoist side. Denmark Flag has a banner with a white-on-red cross is showed as having used by the kings of Denmark since the 14th century.

An origin legend with substantial impact on Danish national historiography attaches the overview of the flag to the Battle of Lindanise of 1219. The lengthened Nordic cross reproduces the use as maritime flag in the 18th century. The Flag of Denmark became popular as national flag in the initial 19th century. Its private use was forbidden in 1834, and again allowable in a regulation of 1854. The flag holds the world greatest of being the oldest unceasingly used national flag.

History of Denmark Flag

According to institution, the Danish flag is considered as sign from God of his provision for King Valdemar II in contradiction of the pagan Estonians. Modern references based on the evidence suggest that the flag was not sole to Denmark. Many minor states in the Holy Roman Empire used similar flags, counting Switzerland and Savoy. The imperial war flag of the empire was exactly of this design, its red field representing battle and its white cross signifying the holy reason for which the battle was being fought.

The Danish form of that war flag is a swallow-tailed banner that has a single off-center Scandinavian Cross, its arms spreading to the boundaries of the flag; however, it has been connected exclusively with the state and military. In 1849, during the fight for a constitution, Danes rallied to a four-sided form of the flag and began for the first time to reflect it as fitting to the citizenry as well as the authorities.

Denmark Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The flag of Denmark was accepted in 1219. The proportion of the current Danish flag is 28:37. The background of the flag is red and it has a white Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag. This cross in white color is a symbol for Christianity. The meaning of the two colors is for red strength and bravery, fearlessness and for white truth and especially peace.

About Denmark

Denmark is located in Europe. It shares its boundaries with south of Norway, southwest of Sweden and south by Germany. It accommodates 57.5 lacs with population density 131 people per square kilometer (339/square mile).

Denmark is has parliamentary representative democracy, a constitutional monarchy and a decentralized unitary state where Queen Margrethe II, is head of state. The official language of Denmark is Danish and the currency is Danish Krone. Denmark comprises of two letters Denmark code i.e. DK and its three letters Denmark code is DNK and in digits it is 208. The calling code is +45 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Denmark is UTC +02 hours.

Being a parliamentary democratic country, Denmark comprises a total of eleven independent federal states that are also called as provinces.

Denmark Country Information

Country Denmark
Continent Europe
Official languages Danish
Capital Copenhagen
Currency Danish krone kr (DKK)

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Denmark Time Zones

CET UTC+01:00
CEST UTC+02:00

Denmark Codes

Internet TLD DK
Three-letter country code DNK
Three-digit country code 208
Calling code +45