List of Danish flags

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The Dannebrog the national flag of Denmark.

The following is a list of flags of Denmark.

National flag and State flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Denmark.svg (1219) —Present National flag and civil ensign Dimensions: 6:2:9 horizontally and 6:2:6 vertically.
Flag of Denmark (state).svg ? —Present State flag.

Historical[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
State Banner of Denmark (14th Century).svg Circa 1300s State Banner of the King of Denmark as depicted in the Gelre Armorial, the earliest representation of the Dannebrog.
Royal Banner of Denmark (14th Century).svg Circa 1300s Royal Banner Yellow Banner depicting the Arms of the King of Denmark; three crowned lions with a semée of hearts.

Royal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of Denmark.svg 1972—present Royal Standard of Denmark, used by Queen Margrethe II Royal flag with the greater (Monarch's) coat of arms
Monarch's Pennant of Denmark.svg 1972—present Royal Pennant of the Monarch A pentagonal (i.e. a square and a triangle combined) pennant. In the hoist a white square with the same coat of arms as the royal flag, in the fly, a triangle with swallow-tail, a red field with a white cross.
Standard of the Crown Prince of Denmark.svg 1914—present The Flag of the Crown Prince of Denmark Royal flag with the smaller (also: national) coat of arms.
Standard of Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark.svg 1972—present The Flag of Prince Henrik of Denmark Royal flag with the arms of Prince Henrik.
Standard of the Regent of Denmark.svg 1914—present The Flag of the temporary Regent of Denmark (in practice a member of the Royal House) Royal flag with a Royal crown (top), a sceptre, a sword (in saltire), and an orb (bottom) in the centre white square.
Standard of the Royal House of Denmark.svg ? —Present Royal House Standard (Other Members of the Royal Family) Royal flag with a Royal crown in the centre white square.
Royal Pennant of Denmark.svg ? —Present Royal Pennant A pentagonal (i.e. a square and a triangle combined) pennant. In the hoist a white square with the lesser coat of arms (same as the crown prince's flag), in the fly, a triangle with swallow-tail, a red field with a white cross.

Historical Royal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of Denmark (1948-1972).svg 1948–1972 Royal Standard of Denmark Royal flag with the greater coat of arms of Denmark
Royal Standard of Denmark (1903-1948).svg 1903–1948 Royal Standard of Denmark Royal flag with the greater coat of arms of Denmark
Royal Standard of Denmark (1819-1903).svg 1819–1903 Royal Standard of Denmark Royal flag with the greater coat of arms of Denmark
Royal Standard of Denmark (1731–1819).svg 1731–1819 Royal Standard of Denmark Royal flag with the middle coat of arms of Denmark
Standard of Queen Ingrid The Queen Mother (1948-2000).svg 1948–2000 Royal Standard of Queen Ingrid, The Queen Mother

Military flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Denmark (state).svg ? —Present The Royal Danish Army uses the state flag.
Naval Ensign of Denmark.svg ? —Present Naval Ensign Like the state flag but the Royal Danish Navy uses flags with a darker hue than both the national and state flags.
Standard of the Minister of Defense of Denmark.svg ? —Present Minister of Defence flag. State flag with a crowned anchor with a bar and rope/chain.
Standard of the Chief of the Defense Staff of Denmark.svg ? —Present Chief of defence staff flag. State flag with two white staffs in saltire in the first quarter.
Naval Rank Flag of Denmark - Admiral.svg ? —Present Rank flag for an Admiral
Naval Rank Flag of Denmark - Vice Admiral.svg ? —Present Rank flag for a Vice Admiral
Naval Rank Flag of Denmark - Rear Admiral.svg ? —Present Rank flag for a Rear Admiral
Naval Rank Flag of Denmark - Flotilla Admiral.svg ? —Present Rank flag for a Flotilla Admiral
Naval Rank Flag of Denmark - Chief of Squadron.svg ? —Present Chief of Squadron flag
Naval Rank Flag of Denmark - Senior Officer Afloat.svg ? —Present Senior Officer Afloat flag

Regional flags[edit]

Some areas in Denmark have unofficial flags, listed below. The regional flags of Bornholm and Ærø are known to be in active use. The flags of Vendsyssel (Vendelbrog) and the Jutlandic flag ("Den jyske fane") are obscure. None of these flags have legal recognition in Denmark, and are officially considered to be "fantasy flags".[1] Denmark reserves official recognition to official flags and regional flags (områdeflag) from other jurisdictions.

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Denmark Bornholm.svg 1970s —Present Unofficial flag of Bornholm Nordic Cross Flag in red and green. Also known in a version with a white fimbriation of the green cross in a style similar to design of the Norwegian flag.
Flag of Ærø.svg 1633 —Present Unofficial flag of Ærø Tricolour in yellow, green and red
Very similar to the Flag of Lithuania. A frequent interpretation is that the colours represent the kings of Denmark (red), the dukes of Schleswig (yellow) and the islands itself (green).
Unofficial flag of Vendsyssel.svg 1976 —Present Unofficial flag of Vendsyssel Nordic Cross Flag in blue, orange and green.[2] Designed by Mogens Bohøj.[3]
Flag of Jutland.svg 1975 —Present Unofficial flag of Jutland A Nordic Cross Flag in blue, green and red. Designed by Per Kramer in 1975.[4]

Flags of autonomous entities[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Greenland.svg 1985–Present Flag of Greenland Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a large disk slightly to the hoist side of centre. The top half of the disk is red, the bottom half is white
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg 1948–Present Flag of the Faroe Islands A red Nordic cross, which is offset to the left. The red cross is surrounded by an azure-blue border and is set on a white field

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] harteg.dk Bornholms områdeflag afvist
  2. ^ [2] klauber-flag.dk - Vendelbrog
  3. ^ nordjyske.dk Det faldt ikke nedfra himlen ...
  4. ^ [3] klauber-flag.dk

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