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Are the Nordics in Europe?

Are the Nordics in Europe?

The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, or Norden (literally “the North”), are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, which includes the sovereign states of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, as well as the autonomous countries of the Faroe Islands and Greenland (both …

Why do Nordic flags look the same?

The origin legend of the Swedish flag holds that King Eric IX saw a golden cross in the blue sky when he landed in Finland during the First Swedish Crusade of 1157, prompting him to adopt the symbol and colors as his banner. Unlike in Denmark, the Swedish state flag and civil flag are one and the same.

Where are the Nordics located?

The Nordic region, or Norden, may be defined as consisting of the five sovereign states Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, plus the three autonomous territories connected to these states: the Faroe Islands and Greenland (Denmark) and Åland (Finland).

Is Dutch a Nordic?

The Deutsch, who are German, are neither Danish, Dutch, Scandinavian nor Nordic. The Dutch, who hail from the Netherlands, also commonly called Holland, are neither Danish, nor do they speak Danish. Not only are the Dutch not Danish, they also fall outside of both the Scandinavian and Nordic categories.

Where are the Nordic Cross flags in Europe?

Although there are 6 ‘Nordic Cross’ flags on the map, only 5 are actual European countries: Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The white flag with the red cross bordered with blue is a flag of the Faroe Islands, a dependent of Denmark. There’s one group of European flags already explained!

What kind of flags are used in Europe?

These European flags consist primarily of the Nordic Cross flags and horizontal striped red, blue, white flags. Also, the yellow, green, and gold of Lithuania.

Where does the name Nordic cross come from?

All of the Nordic countries except Greenland have adopted such flags in the modern period, and while the Scandinavian cross is named for its use in the national flags of the Scandinavian nations, the term is used universally by vexillologists, in reference not only to the flags of the Nordic countries but to other flags with similar designs.

When was the Nordic flag proposed for Germany?

Nordic flag designs very similar to Denmark’s, Sweden’s, and Norway’s national flags were proposed as Germany’s national flags in both 1919 and 1948, after World War I and World War II, respectively.