The Denmark Flag

Denmark Flag
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The Denmark flag is red and white and is often called the Dannebrog. The design features a Scandinavian Cross. Denmark was the first to use this style, and it was picked up by Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Finland, which are all countries in the region.

The Denmark flag is the oldest national flag of the world still in use today. It can be traced back to the 1300’s. Before this design, the raven banner was used. Legend has it that the Dannebrog fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse, and helped the Danes score a victory. Legend also has it that other Kings of Denmark went on to use this original flag.

Another theory by Caspar Paludan-Müller, a Danish historian, purports that the Pope sent the flag to the King of the Danes to use in the crusades, which were against the Baltic countries. Another theory states that the Denmark flag is the banner of the Knights Hospitaller. All together, there are six different theories about the design’s origins.

The largest city and capital in the country is Copenhagen. The Denmark flag belongs to a nation whose national anthem or song is called “he Help of God, the Love of the People, the Strength of Denmark”.

Some interesting facts about the Denmark:

religion: Evangelical Lutheran 95%, other Christians (including Protestant and Roman Catholicism) 3%, Islam 2%
languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German, English
population: 5,484,731

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