BACKPACKFLAGS flag patch Denmark
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Backpackflag/Flag Patch Denmark
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The Danish flag consists of a red base with an uneven white cross. The horizontal stripe of the cross runs across the center of the flag, but the vertical stripe is shifted to the left side of the flag.
Meaning: The white cross on the Danish flag represents Christianity. The cross design of the Danish flag was also adopted by the other Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
History: The Danish flag was adopted in 1625 and is generally considered the oldest continuously used national flag in the world. Legend has it that the Danish flag fell from the skies on June 15, 1219, the day in which King Waldemar II defeated the Estonians in battle. Historians, though, think the Danish flag was derived from old crusader banners of the time.
Interesting Facts: The national flag of Denmark is often called the Dannebrog which means 'Danish cloth'.The Danish flag has unusual proportions (ratio) and is almost square in shape (source: worldflags101).