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. (May 2018)
Swallowtailed version used by Åland yacht clubs (badge of club replaces oval in canton)
Unofficial flag 1921-1954
The flag of Åland hangs with the flag of Finland.
The flag of Åland refers to the geographical and political position of the Finnish islands of Åland. It is the Swedish flag defaced by a red cross symbolising Finland. Today, blue and white are considered the Finnish colours, but in the early days of Finnish nationalism, red and yellow from the Finnish coat of arms were also an option.
The flag has been the official flag of the autonomous Finnish province of Åland since 1954. It was first hoisted on 3 April 1954.
Prior to autonomy, an unofficial horizontal bicolour triband of blue-yellow-blue was in use. That flag was made illegal in 1935.
Flag of Åland at Flags of the World