Banner o Swaden

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Banner o Swaden

The Banner o Swaden is a Scandinavian cross that extends tae the edges o the banner. This Scandinavian cross represents Christianity.[1][2] The design an colours o the Swadish banner are believed tae hae been inspired bi the present Coat o airms o Swaden o 1442, which is blue dividit quarterly bi a cross pattée o gowd, an modelled on the Dens Banner.[3] Blue an yellae hae been uised as Swadish colours at least syne king Magnus Birgersson's ryal coat o airms o 1275.

Specifics[eedit | eedit soorce]

State banner an ceevil ensign[eedit | eedit soorce]

The dimensions o the Swadish banner are 5:2:9 horizontally an 4:2:4 vertically. The dimensions o the Swadish banner wi a triple-tail are 5:2:5:8 horizontally an 4:2:4 vertically. The colours o the banner are offeecially established throu the Natural Color Seestem tae be NCS 0580-Y10R for the shade o yellae, an NCS 4055-R95B for the shade o blue.[4] The Swadish law daes no regulate the design o the Swadish pennant, but it's recommendit that its colour scheme shoud correspond wi that o the banner.[5] The square-cut Swadish state banner is identical tae the ceevil ensign. The oreeginal design o the banner is creditit tae Rachel Bomgren.

Military ensign[eedit | eedit soorce]

The triple-tailed banner (tretungad flagga) is uised as a military ensign (örlogsflaggan). Its oweraw ratio, includin the tails, is 1:2. The banner is an aa uised as the Swadish naval jack (örlogsgösen). The jacks are smawer than the ensigns, but thay hae the same proportions. The Swedish swallow-tailed banner wis oreeginally the King's personal emblem, or the emblem representin a command conferred bi the King. It wis at first twa-pointit, but bi the mid-17t century, the distinctive swallae-tail-an-tongue appeared. The banner is an aa flewn bi the defence meenistry, while ceevil meenistries flee square flags.

Regent's banner[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Swadish ryal banner (Kungl. flaggan) is still identical tae the triple-tailed military banner, but uisually includes in its centre a white field wi the greater or the lesser coat o airms wi the Order o the Seraphim, which haes the Keeng o Swaden as its Grand Maister. The King personally decides aboot the specific uise o the ryal banner.[6]

Meanin o the colors[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yellae:Generosity Blue:vigilance, truth an loyalty, perseverance & juistice

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Jeroen Temperman. "State Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law". Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. Retrieved 31 December 2007. Many predominantly Christian states show a cross, symbolising Christianity, on their national flag. Scandinavian crosses or Nordic crosses on the flags of the Nordic countries–Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden–also represent Christianity.
  2. Carol A. Foley. "The Australian Flag: Colonial Relic or Contemporary Icon". William Gaunt & Sons. Retrieved 31 December 2007. The Christian cross, for instance, is one of the oldest and most widely used symbols in the world, and many European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greece and Switzerland, adopted and currently retain the Christian cross on their national flags.
  3. Andrew Evans. "Iceland". Bradt. Retrieved 31 December 2007. Legend states that a red cloth with the white cross simply fell from the sky in the middle of the 13-century Battle of Valdemar, after which the Danes were victorious. As a badge of divine right, Denmark flew its cross in the other Scandinavian countries it ruled and as each nation gained independence, they incorporated the Christian symbol.
  4. Förordning 1983 nr. 826 Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine med riktlinjer för färgnyanserna i Sveriges flagga.
  5. Sveriges flagga The Swedish State Herald, official website
  6. "Svensk författningssamling (SFS) - Riksdagen". Archived frae the original on 10 Juin 2011. Retrieved 12 Apryle 2010.