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 On the proposal, the red of the flag has been replaced by a light blue background.[1] Assuming the flag is of the same construction as the Norwegian War Flag the overall proportions of the flag should be 16:17 and the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.[3] The light blue taken from the image is approximately Pantone Blue 284.

[1] VexiWiki, http://flags.wikia.com/wiki/Norwegian_Antarctic_Territory
[2] Proportions of Norwegian War Flag, Mark Sensen, Flags of the World, http://www.fotw.net/flags/no_fact.html
[3] 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

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