Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Antarctica - Norwegian Proposal
Officially the flag of the Norwegian Antarctic territorial claim is the flag of Norway. There has however been a proposal for a distinct flag based on the swallow-tail Norwegian War Flag. On the proposal, the red of the flag has been replaced by a light blue background. Assuming the flag is of the same construction as the Norwegian War Flag the overall proportions of the flag should be 16:17 and the construction 6:1:2:1:6:11 horizontally and 6:1:2:1:6 vertically.
The colours of the flag are unspecified, however, assuming that the dark blue cross is the same as on the Norwegian flag, it would be Pantone Blue 287. The light blue taken from the image is approximately Pantone Blue 284.
 VexiWiki, http://flags.wikia.com/wiki/Norwegian_Antarctic_Territory
 Proportions of Norwegian War Flag, Mark Sensen, Flags of the World, http://www.fotw.net/flags/no_fact.html
 Semi-official PMS matches recommended by the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Norway, Flags of the World, http://www.fotw.net/flags/no.html
[fig1] Oleg B. Kozlov, Encyclopaedia Heraldica, http://eh.lenin.ru/english/2eu/norway/nat.htm