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Finland

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

Last modified: 2012-11-15 by zoltán horváth
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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


National Flag at the London 2012 Olympics

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012 [loc12]) provides recommendations for national flag designs. Each NOC was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official, government, version of each flag, they are certainly what the NOC believed the flag to be.
For Finland: PMS 294 blue. The vertical flag is simply the horizontal version turned 90 degrees clockwise.
Ian Sumner, 10 October 2012


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