Svalbard Flag and Description
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The island is a possession of Norway, and therefore flies the Norwegian flag, one that was officially adopted on July 17, 1821.
The flag of Norway combines elements of other flags: the red, white and blue colors were inspired by theFrench Tricolore, the off-centered white cross was borrowed from the flag of Denmark, and the blue cross is the cross of Sweden.
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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.