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Adopted in 1625, the flag of Denmark is assumed to be the oldest flag on earth. The pattern is said to be taken from a red battle flag bearing the white cross of Christianity in a nationalist tale that has origins from the 13th Century. In the legend, the Danish King Vlademar Sejr was leading his army in a losing battle when a red piece of material with a white cross fell from the sky. The King’s luck changed from this moment and his army won the battle. To tribute his good luck, this symbol then became associated as the flag of Denmark.

Product Description

The Denmark flag can be digitally printed or hand embroidered, ready for mounting on a flagpole.

Our recommendation for your flag is hand sewn national flags. Using 155gsm woven flag material that has been approved by the Ministry of Defence, these flags offer the best durability and have been used by the Navy and other military branches for years.

To create the official Denmark pattern, our skilled flagmakers cut panels of the required colours from a roll of fabric, and then sew them together to create hand-sewn Denmark national flags. For national flag designs with complex details, a printed panel or badge is added to the main field.

Hand sewn Danish national flags are made to MoD & Flag Institute standard patterns by cutting panels of the required colours from a roll of fabric, before being sewn together by our skilled flagmakers to create the official Denmark pattern. National flag designs with complex details will have a printed panel or badge added to the main field of the flag.

Dye-sublimated Denmark national flags are created using our state-of-the-art textile print systems and woven polyester flag fabric in our UK manufacturing facility. Chosen for strength and durability, knitted polyester is an ideal choice for anybody looking for a good value national flag finished ready to fly from your flagpole.

The flag is finished by hand with a headband rope and toggle as standard, ready to attach directly to a flagpole. The three exposed sides of the flag are finished with a strong double hem and a triple sewn hem on the fly edge for extra durability.

Other finishes are available, please be sure to select the correct option for you or contact a member of our team for support.

Flag Design

The national flag of Denmark features a simple design of a red background with a white cross striking through the left that extends to the full edge. The vertical side of the cross is present on the hoist side. 

The Denmark Flag in Sports

The flag of Denmark is used to represent the nation and its fans in competing sporting events all over the world. This includes the Olympics, the World Cup and Motor Sport racing events such as Formula 1. As a symbol of pride, the Denmark flag portrays Dane athletes and fans alike. 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup

Denmark is one of the 32 national teams competing in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Danish team will be looking to showcase their football skills in the tournament and advance to the knockout stage.

Denmark’s World Cup Fixtures
  • 22nd November - Denmark v Tunisia
  • 26th November - France v Denmark
  • 30th November - Australia v Denmark 

The FIFA World Cup is the largest football tournament in the world. Showcase your support for Denmark and their players using our bespoke-manufactured Denmark Flag. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What size flag do I need?

All our national flags are available in international standard sizes. If you're intending on flying your flag from a flagpole you can use this handy guide to help you choose the right size flag for your pole.

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