The Finland flag, known as the “Siniristilippu” in Finnish, features a blue cross on a white background. The blue cross spans the entirety of the flag, with arms of equal length. The cross occupies one-fifth of the flag’s width and is positioned at two-fifths of the flag’s width from the hoist side.
The blue hue, often referred to as “Finland blue,” is a dark shade with a slight purplish undertone. Officially adopted in 1918, after the end of WWI, following Finland’s declaration of independence from Russia. The flag embodies the nation’s identity and principles, symbolizing its history, values, and aspirations for the future.