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Finnish Symbols

  • Animal: Brown Bear
  • Bird: Swan
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Finland

  • Coat of Arms: The original design first appeared in the 1580's on the monument of Gustav Vasa in Uppsala cathedral. It was later adopted by the newly independent Finland as its national arms in 1917.

    The official description reads, "A crowned lion rampant on a red field holding a raised sword in an armoured hand replacing the animal's right front leg, and trampling a sabre with its hind legs; the lion, the crown, the hilts and the joints of the armour being in gold, and the blades of the weapons, and the armour itself being of silver; nine silver rosettes being scattered in the field."
  • Flag of Finland
  • Fish: Perch
  • Flower: Lily of the Valley
  • Motto: "Vart Land" "Our Land"
  • National Anthem: "Maamme" ("Our Land"); with lyrics written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg and music by Fredrik Pacius.
  • Stone: Granite
  • Tree: Birch

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.