Greenland flag
Greenland flag
The flag of Greenland features two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a large disk slightly to the hoist side of center - the top half of the disk is red, the bottom half is white. The colors are the same as those of the Danish flag and symbolize Greenland's links to the Kingdom of Denmark


Greenland flag - quick facts
Name Erfalasorput ("our flag")
Designer Thue Christiansen
Adopted June 21, 1985
Proportion 2:3


    Greenland flag
Greenland flag colors - meaning/symbolism
Red stripe represents the ocean
White stripe represents the glaciers and ice cap, which cover more than 80% of the island
the red semicircle represents the sun
White semicircle represents the icebergs and pack ice.


    Flag of Greenland
Greenland Flag history

After Denmark granted home rule to Greenland in 1978, the home rule government invited designs for a national flag. The red-and-white design by Christiansen narrowly won over a green-and-white Nordic cross. Native Greenlanders call their flag 'Erfalasorput' ("our flag") Another nickname for the flag of Greenland is 'Aappalaartoq' ("the red") The flag of Greenland is the only national flag of a Nordic country without a Nordic Cross.
Greenland flag with Denmark flag
Greenland flag picture
Greenland flag image
Greenland flag image
Greenland flag with Denmark flag
Greenland flag picture
Greenland flag image
Greenland flag image


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