Illustration of a blue flag with a yellow cross on it over blue text on a white background
The Swedish national flag is based off the flag of Denmark and features a yellow cross that represents Sweden’s link to other Scandinavian countries. The colors of the flag also hold meaning. Yellow represents generosity and blue represents truth, loyalty, and justice. The exact age of the Swedish flag is unknown, but the oldest record shows a blue cloth with a yellow cross from the 16th century.