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List of flags of Finland

The following is a list of flags of Finland. For more information, see flag of Finland.

National flag

Flag Date Use Description
1918 Flag of Grand Duchy of Finland Sky Blue Nordic cross on white field ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
1918–1920 Flag of Kingdom of Finland and Republic of Finland (1919 onwards) Blue Nordic cross on white field Flag ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
1920–present National flag and civil ensign Flag ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)

President's flag

Flag Date Use Description
1920–1944, 1946–1978 Used by the President Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
1944–1946 Used by President, Field Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
1978–present Used by the President Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19

State flag

The headquarters of the Finnish Government on Senate Square, Helsinki, seen flying the State flag.
Flag Date Use Description
1918–1920 State flag and ensign ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
1920-1978 State flag and ensign ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
1978–present State flag and ensign Flag ratio: 11:18

Military flag

Flag Date Use Description
1918–1920 War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
1920–1978 War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
1978–present War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
1918–present Naval jack Flag ratio: 1:1
1920–present Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces Current version adopted in 1978
1920–present Minister of Defence Current version adopted in 1978

Åland

Flag Date Use Description
1954–present Flag of the Åland Islands
Present Åland yacht club ensign Swallow-tailed version of the Åland flag. Yacht club emblem replaces the circle in canton

Sami Flag

Flag Date Use Description
1986–present Flag of the Sami people In public buildings used only together with the Finnish flag.

Yachting

Flag Date Use Description
1920–Present Yacht club ensign Variant of the national flag; flown by pleasure craft of yacht club members. Yacht club emblem replaces the circled x in canton
Present Ensign of yacht club Oulun Merenkävijät
Present Ensign of Nyland Yacht Club

Historical flags

Flag Date Use Description
1853–1855 Temporary civil ensign of the Grand Duchy of Finland Used during the Crimean War
1869–1920 Yacht club ensign of the Grand Duchy of Finland Yacht club emblem in canton.
1905–1917 Unofficial national flag Used during the years of russification by Swedish speaking population.
1905–1917 Unofficial national flag Used during the years of russification by Finnish speaking population.
1860s-1918
1917–1918
Unofficial national flag
Temporary official state flag
Commonly used as an unofficial national flag of the Grand Duchy of Finland since the mid-19th century, especially during the period of russification in 1899-1917, by all population groups. Official state flag of the independent Finnish state in 1917-1918.
1918 Temporary official merchant ensign Official merchant ensign of the independent Finnish state in 1918.
1922–1954 Unofficial flag of the Åland Islands
1919–1920 Flag of Ingria Used in Northern Ingria controlled by Ingrian nationalists and Finnish volunteer troops in 1919-1920.
1920–1922, 1941-1944 Flag of East Karelia Used in the regions of Russian Karelia controlled by Karelian nationalists and Finnish volunteer troops in 1920-22. Used also in the regions controlled by the East Karelian (Finnish) military administration in 1941-44.

Finnic Flag Family

Flag Date Use Description
1919–present National flag of Ingrians
1920–present National flag of East Karelians
1992–present National flag of Vepsians
2003–present National flag of Setos

See also

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