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Greenland's flag

Greenland's flag was designed by Thue Christiansen and adopted on 21 June 1985. Greenland's flag is called Erfalasorput, which means "our flag". The red colour is called Aappalaartoq ("red") and is used both in the Greenlandic flag and in the Danish flag. The red and white colours symbolise several hundred years of affiliation with Denmark. The circle in the middle of the flag represents the sun setting on the horizon and the light and warmth which come back at midsummer. The fact that the Greenlandic flag does not contain a cross shows clear Greenland political freedom and community with other Inuit peoples around the pole.

download .JPG version of Greenland's flag

download .EPS version of Greenland's flag

The official red colour is pantone 032 and can be translated fairly accurately to the digital colours:
R:244  G41  B:65
C:0  M:96  Y:74  K:0

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