The Flag of the Faroe Islands

The flag of the Faroe Islands, known as Merkið, features a Nordic cross that is red, bordered with blue, against a white background. The design symbolizes the island's heritage and connection to other Nordic countries. The proportions of the flag are 8:11.

The Flag of the Faroe Islands

History

The flag of the Faroe Islands was first designed in 1919 by Faroese students in Copenhagen and was flown for the first time in the Faroe Islands in 1930. It was officially recognized by the British government in 1940, during World War II, when Denmark was occupied by Germany and the Faroe Islands were under British protection. The flag was used to identify Faroese ships. After the war, on April 25, 1948, the flag was officially adopted as the national flag of the Faroe Islands.