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by António Martins
State and War Flag
by Jan Oskar Engene
Flag adopted 13 July 1821, coat of arms adopted circa 1280
Date of current legislation for flag: 10 December 1898; proclaimed 17 July 1898
Flag legislation published: 15 December 1898; effective date: 15 December 1899
Date of current legislation for coat of arms revision: 19 March 1937
Norwegian legislation does not say anything about the flagpole. Most often, there will be an ordinary knob on top of a flag pole, sometimes a spearhead. The flagpole itself is usually white.
Jan Oskar Engene, 03 May 1996
The official proportions of the flag are 16:22, being divided horizontally 6:1:2:1:12 and vertically 6:1:2:1:6.
Yngvar Lundh, 29 August 1995
The dimensions of the swallow-tail flag are 6:1:2:1:6:11 horizontally and 6:1:2:1:6 vertically.
Mark Sensen, 25 September 1995
Scandinavian crosses are measured by the width of the color, as shown in the diagram above. In the case of Norway, horizontally there are 6 units of red, 1 unit of white, 2 units of blue, 1 unit of white, and 12 units of red. Vertically the flag has 6 units of red, 1 unit of white, 2 units of blue, 1 unit of white and 6 units of red.
Edward Mooney, Jr., 20 December 1999
Faroe Islands (Denmark)
Scanian cross flag (Sweden)