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Flag of Denmark

Denmark
Ratio 28:37
Adoption 1400
Design A red field charged with a white cross extending to the edges; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. [0]
Colors
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History

According to legend, the flag came into Danish possession during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219. The Danes were on a failing crusade in Estonia, but after praying to God a flag fell from the sky. After this event, Danish King Valdemar II went on to defeat the Estonians. The first recorded use of the flag appears one hundred years later. [0]

Meaning

The cross design represents Christianity. [0]