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ISO Code: NO NOR 578
FIPS 10-4 Code: NO
MARC Code: no
IOC Code: NOR
Norwegian legislation does not say anything about
the flagpole. Most often, there will be an ordinary knob on top of a flag pole,
sometimes a spearhead. The flagpole itself is usually white.
Jan Oskar Engene, 03 May 1996
The official proportions of the flag are 16:22,
being divided horizontally 6:1:2:1:12 and vertically 6:1:2:1:6.
Yngvar Lundh, 29 August 1995
The dimensions of the swallow-tail flag are
6:1:2:1:6:11 horizontally and 6:1:2:1:6 vertically.
Mark Sensen, 25 September 1995
Scandinavian crosses are measured by the width of the color, as shown in
the diagram above. In the case of Norway, horizontally there are 6 units of
red, 1 unit of white, 2 units of blue, 1 unit of white, and 12 units of red.
Vertically the flag has 6 units of red, 1 unit of white, 2 units of blue, 1
unit of white and 6 units of red.
Edward Mooney, Jr., 20 December 1999
Published at the site of Norwegian newspaper "Verdens gang" (which means
something like "The Way the World Goes") last year:
I'm most intrigued by the suggestion to put a Mercedes-Benz logo on the flag to make it more positive (13:34 // 11.06.2010 Ikke forandre flaget) but this is obviously a joke. The idea of a "brown flag with swords in the mountain" look nice but I think wouldn't make a good flag (13:42 // 11.06.2010 Sverdene i fjellet).
An argument against the flag should have been that it includes a religious symbol. One guy says he has never seen it that way but just as a nice flag design (13:43 // 11.06.2010 Er ingen grunn til ĺ endre det).
Elias Granqvist, 23 July 2011
I'm guessing "Mona" meant the peace sign, not the Mercedes Benz sign, and
just got it wrong. It's happened before.
Howard J. Wilk, 23 July 2011