Faroe Islands Flag Meaning & Details


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 Faroe Islands Flag
 Flag Information
  • white with a red cross outlined in blue extending to the edges of the flag

  • the vertical part of the cross is shifted toward the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)

  • referred to as Merkid, meaning "the banner" or "the mark," the flag resembles those of neighboring Iceland and Norway, and uses the same three colors - but in a different sequence

  • white represents the clear Faroese sky, as well as the foam of the waves

  • red and blue are traditional Faroese colors

    note: the blue on the flag is a lighter blue (azure) than that found on the flags of Iceland or Norway

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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