The national flag of Denmark consists of red field with a white cross extending the full length of the flag both vertically and horizontally; the vertical section of the cross being set slightly towards the flag hoist side. This unique design element was subsequently adopted by Denmark's fellow Nordic countries Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in the designs of their respective flags. The flag of Denmark is also known as the "Dannebrog" (translating to "Danish cloth").
The flag of Denmark holds the record as being the oldest continuously utilised national flag in the world. The flag is said to have first come into use during King Valdemar II's conequest of Estonia in 1219.
Denmark celebrates its official flag day on 15 June each year.
The flag of Denmark flying