Oldest National Flag In The World “Dannebrog”

Oldest National Flag In The World “Dannebrog”

1219, The Oldest National Flag In The World “Dannebrog”

On this day on June 15, 1219, Denmark flag is the oldest national flag in the world. It known as Danneborg. According to legend, the Danneborg flag to have been in existence since June 15, 1219.

Danneborg flag fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse in Estonia. The flag of Denmark is red with a white Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross has shifted to the hoist side.

It became popular as a national flag in the early 19th century. Its private use has outlawed in 1834, and again permitted in a regulation of 1854.


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