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Finland

Suomi, Finland, Suomen Tasavalta, Republiken Finland (Republic of Finland)

Last modified: 2010-10-09 by elias granqvist
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[Flag of Finland] image by Željko Heimer
Proportions: 11:18
Usage code: [FIS Code]
Source: Album des pavillons (2000)

ISO Code: FI FIN 246
FIPS 10-4 Code: FI
MARC Code: fi
IOC Code: FIN


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State Flag and Ensign

State Flag of Finland image by Željko Heimer
Proportions: 11:18 = (4:3:4):(5:3:10)
Usage Code: [FIS Code]
Source: Album des pavillons (2000)

Rectangular state flag. Blue cross on white with coat of arms of the state in the middle square of the cross. The coat of arms has a yellow contour (width 3/40 units) to avoid touching of the blue and red colour.
Ossi Raivio, 25 September 1996


Swallow-tailed State (War) Flag and Ensign

[State Flag of Finland with a swallow-tail image by Željko Heimer
Proportions: 11:19 = (4+3+4):(5+3+6+5)
Usage Code: [FIS Code]
Adopted: 26 May 1978
Source: Album des pavillons (2000)

Swallow-tailed state flag (Old name: War flag). Blue cross on white with coat of arms of the state in the middle square of the cross. Depth of the swallows is 6 units. Formerly it was the Finnish war flag. The coat of arms has a yellow contour (width 3/40 units) to avoid the touch of blue and red colour.
Ossi Raivio, 25 September 1996


Roundel

[Roundel] image by Željko Heimer
Source: Album des pavillons (2000)

About dimensions in Scandinavian flags

[Scandinavian Cross dimensions] image by Edward Mooney, Jr.

National Flag and Ensign: Blue cross on white, proportions 11:18 (5:3:10):(4:3:4).
Ossi Raivio, 27 October 1998


Scandinavian crosses are measured by the width of the color, as shown in the diagram above. In the case of Finland, horizontally there are 5 units of white, 3 units of blue, and 10 units of white. Vertically the flag has 4 units of white, 3 unit of blue, and 4 units of white.
Edward Mooney, Jr., 20 December 1999

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