List of flags of Finland

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The following is a list of flags of Finland. For more information, see flag of Finland.

National flag[edit]

Main article: Flag of Finland
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finland (1918).svg 1918 Flag of Grand Duchy of Finland Sky Blue Nordic cross on white field ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland (1918-1920).svg 1918–1920 Flag of Kingdom of Finland and Republic of Finland (1919 onwards) Blue Nordic cross on white field Flag ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland.svg 1920–present National flag and civil ensign Flag ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)

President's flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential Standard of Finland (1920-1944 1946-1978).svg 1920–1944, 1946–1978 Used by the President Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Presidential Standard of Finland 1944-1946.svg 1944–1946 Used by President, Field Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Presidential Standard of Finland.svg 1978–present Used by the President Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19

State flag[edit]

The headquarters of the Finnish Government on Senate Square, Helsinki, seen flying the State flag.
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finland 1918-1920 (State).svg 1918–1920 State flag and ensign ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland 1920-1978 (State).svg 1920-1978 State flag and ensign ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland (state).svg 1978–present State flag and ensign Flag ratio: 11:18

Military flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finland 1918-1920 (Military).svg 1918–1920 War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Flag of Finland 1920-1978 (Military).svg 1920–1978 War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Naval Ensign of Finland.svg 1978–present War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Naval Jack of Finland.svg 1918–present Naval jack Flag ratio: 1:1
Flag of the commander of the Finnish Defence Forces.svg 1920–present Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces Current version adopted in 1978
Flag of the Minister of Defence (Finland).svg 1920–present Minister of Defence Current version adopted in 1978

Åland[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Åland.svg 1954–present Flag of the Åland Islands
Flag of Åland Yachting Clubs.svg Present Åland yacht club ensign Swallow-tailed version of the Åland flag. Yacht club emblem replaces the circle in canton

Sami Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Sami flag.svg 1986–present Flag of the Sami people In public buildings used only together with the Finnish flag.

Yachting[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finnish yacht clubs.svg 1920–Present Yacht club ensign Variant of the national flag; flown by pleasure craft of yacht club members. Yacht club emblem replaces the circled x in canton
Flag of Oulun Merenkävijät.svg Present Ensign of yacht club Oulun Merenkävijät
Flag of Nyland Yacht Club.png Present Ensign of Nyland Yacht Club

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Alkuperalippu.svg 1853–1855 Temporary civil ensign of the Grand Duchy of Finland Used during the Crimean War
Airistonpursiseura.jpg 1869–1920 Yacht club ensign of the Grand Duchy of Finland Yacht club emblem in canton.
Striped Flag of Finland (unofficial).svg 1905–1917 Unofficial national flag Used during the years of russification by Swedish speaking population.
Blue-White Striped Flag of Finland (unofficial).svg 1905–1917 Unofficial national flag Used during the years of russification by Finnish speaking population.
Flag of Finland 1918 (state).svg 1860s-1918
1917–1918
Unofficial national flag
Temporary official state flag
Commonly used as an unofficial national flag of the Grand Duchy of Finland since the mid-19th century, especially during the period of russification in 1899-1917, by all population groups. Official state flag of the independent Finnish state in 1917-1918.
Flag of Finland 1918 (merchant).svg 1918 Temporary official merchant ensign Official merchant ensign of the independent Finnish state in 1918.
Åland flag 1922.svg 1922–1954 Unofficial flag of the Åland Islands
Inkerin lippu.svg 1919–1920 Flag of Ingria Used in Northern Ingria controlled by Ingrian nationalists and Finnish volunteer troops in 1919-1920.
KarelianNationalFlag.svg 1920–1922, 1941-1944 Flag of East Karelia Used in the regions of Russian Karelia controlled by Karelian nationalists and Finnish volunteer troops in 1920-22. Used also in the regions controlled by the East Karelian (Finnish) military administration in 1941-44.

Finnic Flag Family[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Inkerin lippu.svg 1919–present National flag of Ingrians
KarelianNationalFlag.svg 1920–present National flag of East Karelians
Flag of Vepsia.svg 1992–present National flag of Vepsians
Flag of Setomaa.svg 2003–present National flag of Setos

See also[edit]