List of flags of Norway

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This is a list of flags of Norway containing images of and information about the official Norwegian flags used.

National flag[edit]

The national flag was designed in 1821 by Fredrik Meltzer, a member of parliament (Stortinget). The colours and the Nordic cross reflect Norway's close ties with Sweden and Denmark.

Royal standards[edit]

Flags of the Government[edit]

Flags of the Military[edit]

Flags of the Navy[edit]

Flags of the Army[edit]

The rank flags are also used by the Air Force and Home Guard.

Flags of the Air Force[edit]

The Air Force uses the same rank flags as the Army.

Flags of the Home Guard[edit]

The Home Guard uses the same rank flags as the Army.

Historical flags[edit]

These flags are no longer in use, except the merchant flag of 1821-1844, which was also used from 1899 until the present.

Subnational flags[edit]

Most of the Norwegian counties and municipalities have their own flag. They are based on the respective coat of arms of the subdivision. However they are seldom used. Most public buildings and private homes use the National flag.

Flags of the counties

Flags of the municipalities


Other officially approved flags[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]