The Norwegian Flag's current form was defined by law of December 10, 1898 (while Norway was still in union with Sweden). It is a blue and white cross on a red background, in the style of many other European flags. The flag was made by superimposing a blue cross on the Danish flag (Norway was in union with Denmark for 400 years, until 1814).

Here is a drawing of the flag, with relative dimensions noted to the left and bottom. The inner cross should be blue, the outer cross white on a red background (the exact opposite of the Icelandic flag).


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6|         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  | <- red
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |_________| |  | |__________________|
1|___________|  |____________________| <- white
2|                                   | <- blue
 |___________    ____________________|
1|_________  |  |  __________________|
6|         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |         | |  | |                  |
 |_________|_|__|_|__________________|
  6         1 2  1 12

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