List of flags of Finland

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The following is a list of flags of Finland. For more information, see flag of Finland.

National flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finland (1918).svg 1918 Flag of Kingdom of Finland Sky Blue Nordic cross on white field ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland (1918–1920).svg 1918–present Flag of Kingdom of Finland and Republic of Finland (1919 onwards) Blue Nordic cross on white field Flag ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland.svg 1920–present Civil flag and civil ensign Flag ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)

President's flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the President of Finland (1920–1944 and 1946–1978).svg 1920–1944, 1946–1978 Used by the President Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Flag of the President of Finland (1944–1946).svg 1944–1946 Used by President, Field Marshal C.G.E. Mannerheim Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Flag of the President of Finland.svg 1978–present Used by the President Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19

State flag[edit]

The headquarters of the Finnish Government on Senate Square, Helsinki, seen flying the State flag.
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finland 1918-1920 (State).svg 1918–1920 State flag and ensign ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland 1920-1978 (State).svg 1920-1978 State flag and ensign ratio: 11:18; (5:3:10):(4:3:4)
Flag of Finland (state).svg 1978–present State flag and ensign Flag ratio: 11:18

Military flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finland 1918-1920 (Military).svg 1918–1920 War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Flag of Finland 1920-1978 (Military).svg 1920–1978 War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Military Flag of Finland.svg 1978–present War flag and ensign Triple-tailed flag, ratio: 11:19
Naval Jack of Finland.svg 1918–present Naval jack Flag ratio: 1:1
Flag of the commander of the Finnish Defence Forces.svg 1920–present Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces Current version adopted in 1978
Flag of the Minister of Defence (Finland).svg 1920–present Minister of Defence Current version adopted in 1978

Åland[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Åland.svg 1954–present Flag of the Åland Islands
Flag of Åland Yachting Clubs.svg Present Åland yacht club ensign Swallow-tailed version of the Åland flag. Yacht club emblem replaces the circle in canton

Regional flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Keski-suomi lippu.svg Present Flag of Central Finland A banner of arms based on the region's coat of arms. Ratio: 1:1
Keski-Pohjanmaa.lippu.svg Present Flag of Central Ostrobothnia A banner of arms based on the region's coat of arms
Flag of Kainuu.svg 1998–present Flag of Kainuu A banner of arms based on the region's coat of arms designed by a Finnish heraldist Olof Eriksson in 1978. The flag itself was adopted in 25.6.1998. [1]
North karelia flag.svg 1997-present Flag of North Karelia A red flag featuring two armored arms from the regional coat of arms with a fortressy white field on the hoist side of the flag. Adopted by the regional council on 8.6.1997. [2]
Flag of Northern Savonia.svg Present Flag of Northern Savonia A black swallow-tailed flag featuring a loaded bow from the regional coat of arms placed between two yellow stripes.
Päijät-Häme.lippu.svg Present Flag of Päijänne Tavastia A banner of arms based on the region's coat of arms.
Flag of Tavastia Proper.svg 2018-present Flag of Tavastia Proper Flag featuring elements from the region's coat of arms. Designed by heraldist Tuomas Hyrsky and adopted by the regional council on the 100th anniversary of the Finnish flag on 28.5.2018. [3] A further ceremony was held in the Häme Castle on 4.2.2019. [4]
Satakunta-flag.svg 1990-present Flag of Satakunta A swallow-tailed banner of arms based on the region's coat of arms from 1557. Designed by artist Reino Niiniranta and officially adopted on 21.11.1990. The regional flag's official flag day is on 11th of October, on the name day of Otso. [5]
Flag of Uusimaa.svg Present Flag of Uusimaa A banner of arms based on the region's coat of arms.

Sami flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Sami flag.svg 1986–present Flag of the Sami people In public buildings used only together with the Finnish flag.

Yachting[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Finnish yacht clubs.svg 1920–Present Yacht club ensign Variant of the national flag; flown by pleasure craft of yacht club members. Yacht club emblem replaces the circled x in canton
HSS flagga.png Present Ensign of Helsingfors Segelsällskap
Flag of Nyland Yacht Club.png Present Ensign of Nyland Yacht Club
Flag of Oulun Merenkävijät.svg Present Ensign of Oulun Merenkävijät
Ensign of Segelföreningen i Björneborg.svg Present Ensign of Segelföreningen i Björneborg

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Svensk flagg 1815.svg -1809 Flag of Sweden Used in Finland when it was part of Kingdom of Sweden
Unofficial Civil Flag of Finland 1848.jpg 1848–1863 Unofficial Civil flag of the Grand Duchy of Finland The first known "Flag of Finland" was presented in 1848, along with the national anthem Maamme. Its motif was the coat of arms of Finland, surrounded by laurel leaves, on a white flag.
Flag of the Russian Empire (black-yellow-white).svg 1858–1896 The State flag of the Russian Empire Used in Finland when it was an autonomous grand duchy part of the Russian Empire
Flag of Russia.png 1896–1917 The National flag of the Russian Empire Used in Finland when it was an autonomous grand duchy part of the Russian Empire
Alkuperalippu.svg 1853–1855 Temporary civil ensign of the Grand Duchy of Finland Used during the Crimean War
Airistonpursiseura.jpg 1869–1920 Yacht club ensign of the Grand Duchy of Finland Yacht club emblem in canton.
Striped Flag of Finland (unofficial).svg 1905–1917 Unofficial national flag Used during the years of russification by Swedish speaking population.
Blue-White Striped Flag of Finland (unofficial).svg 1905–1917 Unofficial national flag Used during the years of russification by Finnish speaking population.
Flag of Finland 1918 (state).svg 1860s-1918
1917–1918
Unofficial national flag
Temporary official state flag
Commonly used as an unofficial national flag of the Grand Duchy of Finland since the mid-19th century, especially during the period of russification in 1899-1917, by all population groups. Official state flag of the independent Finnish state in 1917-1918.
Socialist red flag.svg 1918 Red flag Used by Finnish Socialist Workers' Republic
Flag of Finland 1918 (merchant).svg 1918 Temporary official merchant ensign Official merchant ensign of the independent Finnish state in 1918.
Åland flag 1922.svg 1922–1954 Unofficial flag of the Åland Islands
Inkerin lippu.svg 1919–1920 Flag of Republic of Kirjasalo Used in Northern Ingria controlled by Ingrian nationalists and Finnish volunteer troops in 1919-1920.
KarelianNationalFlag.svg 1920–1922, 1941-1944 Flag of the Provisional Government of Karelia Used in the regions of Russian Karelia controlled by Karelian nationalists and Finnish volunteer troops in 1920-22. Used also in the regions controlled by the East Karelian (Finnish) military administration in 1941-44.

Finnic flag family[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Inkerin lippu.svg 1919–present National flag of Ingrians
KarelianNationalFlag.svg 1920–present National flag of East Karelians
Flag of Vepsia.svg 1992–present National flag of Vepsians
Flag of Setomaa.svg 2003–present National flag of Setos

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