The Finnish flag

Finsk flag


The Finnish flag Siniristilippu was designed by the artists Eero Snellman and Bruno Tuukkanen at the start of the 20th century when the country declared its independence from Russia. The cross design symbolises the fact that Finland is part of the community of Nordic nations. The white is said to symbolise “the white Finland” and the snow that covers the country. The blue is said to symbolise water in the “land of a thousand lakes”.

The official blue colour in the Finnish flag is Pantone 2945C, which corresponds fairly accurately to the digital colours: 

R:0  G:82  B:165

C:100  M:70 Y:15  K:2


The proportional measurements for the length are: 5, 3 and 10

The proportional measurements for the height are: 4, 3 and 4