Saami flag (Lapland)

Date of adoption: 1986
Use: Civil (not oficial)

The Saami or Lapon village is settled in the region of Lapland, which extends to the north of the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian peninsula of Kola. It is estimated that there is a population of about 85,000 people because there is no official figure. The earliest Saamis are estimated to have inhabited Lapland 500 a.c. And is the first known Scandinavian village.

The flag used by the Saami was made official in 1986 during the Saami Nordic conference (Pohjoismainen saamelaiskongressi, Nordiska Samekonferensen) to be used in Saami events. The flag is not official in any of the countries in which Lapland extends.

The circle represents the sun (red part) and the moon (blue part), also used the green and yellow colors that are traditional Saami colors as you can see in their traditional garments.



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