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Iceland Flag and Description

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DESCRIPTION

The flag of Iceland was officially adopted on June 19, 1915.

The cross design is modeled after the Danish flag. The color red is said to symbolize the island's active volcanoes; white the ice and snow that covers most of the country, and blue is symbolic of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean.

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.