|Flag Name(s)||[Flag Of Aland Islands]|
|Color Scheme||blue yellow, red|
|Color and Design|
A yellow-fimbriated red Nordic cross on a blue field.
|Meaning & Symbolism||While some unofficial Aland's flags were designed in between 1921 and 1954, the blue and yellow colors appeared as a preferred among all the flags. The two colors were related with the Swedish flag and the coat of arms. Initially, the red color was contentious and not attractive to the persons of Finland, however the government stated that the color had been approved form the Finish coat of arms.|
|Description and Brief History|
The flag of Aland is a yellow or gold Nordic cross with another red cross inside on a blue background with the vertical bar shifted towards the hoist side. It is intended to resemble the Swedish flag defaced by a red cross symbolizing Finland. The flag was officially adopted as the flag of the Aland Islands in 1954 and first hoisted in Mariehamn on 3 April 1954. Prior to autonomy, an unofficial horizontal bicolour triband of blue-yellow-blue was in use until it was made illegal in 1935.