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Our digitally printed Sweden flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Created to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

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History of the Sweden Flag

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History of the Sweden Flag

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Trivia
6th June is national flag day in Sweden. It was on this date in 1523 that King Gustav Vasa was elected and on the same date in 1809 a new constitution for Sweden was adopted.
Technical Specifications
Adopted22nd June 1906
Proportion5:8 or 10:16
DesignBlue with a yellow/gold Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag.
Dimensions5:2:9 horizontally and 4:2:4 vertically.
ColoursPMS - Blue - 301. Yellow 109
CMYK - Blue: 10% Yellow, 50% Magenta, 100% Cyan. Yellow: 100% Yellow, 20% Magenta
NCS - Blue 4055-R95B. Yellow 0580-Y10R
Brief History

Early History:

The oldest recorded pictures of a blue cloth with a yellow cross date from the early 16th century but the exact age is not known. This flag was a swallow-tailed and the first legal description of the flag was made in a Royal warrant of April 19, 1562. As stipulated in a Royal warrant of 1569, the yellow cross was always to be borne on Swedish battle standards and banners.

1815 & 1818:

In the early 19th Century there existed the two united kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. On June 6, 1815, a common military ensign was introduced and this flag was exactly the same as the former triple-tailed military ensign of Sweden, differing only by a white saltire on red that was included in the canton.

A common civil ensign for both countries was introduced in 1818, on the pattern of the naval ensign, but square-cut. This flag was optional for Swedish vessels, but compulsory for Norwegian ones in distant waters. This system was in force until 1838.

1844:

A Royal resolution of 20th June 1844 introduced new flags and heraldry to denote the equal status of the two kingdoms within the union of Sweden and Norway.

Both countries were granted civil and military ensigns on the same pattern, their respective national flags with the addition of a union mark in the canton, combining the flag colours of both countries.

The union mark was removed from the Swedish flag from November 1, 1905.

1906:

The Flag Law of 22nd June 1906 dictated that the Swedish state flag became identical to the square-cut civil ensign, and all private use of the triple-tailed flag was prohibited. It also regulated the use and design of the flag with the main difference being a notably lighter blue colour being used.

Naval Ensign of Sweden

A war flag and naval ensign was first described in law on 6th November 1663 but the latest and current design was prescribed in law on 22nd June 1906.

This flag is now reserved for usage by the Royal family and the military.

The overall ratio is 1:2 including the tails.

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