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Bornholm (Denmark)

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[Flag 1 of Bornholm, Denmark] (1) Jan Oskar Engene, 8 March 1996

[Flag 2 of Bornholm, Denmark] (2) Jan Oskar Engene, 8 March 1996

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Description of the flags

The flags proposed for the island are red-green or red-white-green. The main colour of the Dannebrog (red) has been kept, and green has been added to represent the natural features of the island. White is sometimes used to separate the red and the green. The proportions are the same as for Dannebrog, 28:37 (12-4-12 : 12-421, in the red-green flag). The flag emerged sometime in the 1970's.
Jan Oskar Engene
, 8 March 1996

Use of the flag

I have seen a flag like this on TV coverage from some sports event. This could indicate that the flag is actually used.
Jan Oskar Engene
, 8 March 1996

When I was on Bornholm, I only saw a flag with yellow cross on red, instead green cross on red, which you show. Even on postcards and buttons, I saw always yellow on red. Never green.
J. Patrick Fischer, 1 January 2001

I have never been to Bornholm myself, but this summer there was an article about Bornholm and tourism there in my local newspaper (Svenska Dagbladet). One of the pictures showed a couple of hand waver flags for sale, of which half was the Danish flag and half was the red flag with a green cross, which were said to be the flag of Bornholm. As Bornholm can be considered as a part of Skåneland (which consists of Bornholm in Denmark and Scania (Skåne), Halland and Blekinge in Sweden), the red flag with yellow cross can be used there too, I suppose.
Elias Granqvist, 2 January 2001


Bornholm is an island in the Baltic sea. It belongs to Denmark.

Jan Oskar Engene, 8 March 1996