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

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

Flags of the Government

Flags of the Military

Flags of the Navy

Flags of the Army

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

Flags of the Air Force

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

Flags of the Home Guard

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

Historical flags

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

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

See also

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