Updated: Oct 1, 2022
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The Faroe Islands.
The Faroe Islands are a North Atlantic archipelago located 320 kilometers (200 mi) north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway and Iceland.
Like Greenland, it is an independent territory within the Kingdom of Denmark.
The flag was adopted on 25 April 1940.
The flag takes its design from Christianity, it is composed of a white background with the cross of the Faroe Islands’ flag that is red with blue lines outlining the whole cross except for its ends.
The white color represents the sea’s foam, the region’s bright sky, and the flag’s three creators, Jens Lisberg, Janus Øssursson, and Paul Dahl;
while the old Faroese blue and red colors are reminiscent of other Scandinavian and Nordic flags; representing the Faroe Islands' bonds with other Nordic countries.
- The flag is called Merkið, which means "the banner" or "the mark".
- The flag is similar to the flags of neighboring Norway and Iceland.