St George's Cross - Nordic Countries

Nordic Countries

In Nordic countries the definition of St George's cross is extended to cover a centred cross, normally red but not necessarily, with triangular arms that do not fill the square. (Elsewhere this is often but not always considered a variation of Cross pattée.)

For example, the cross of the Swedish Order of Freemasons was defined by the King of Sweden in 1928 to be a red St George's cross with triangular arms.

In Finland the Cross pattée -type is called (in Finnish) merely "Yrjön risti", George's cross, while the red cross on a white background is called "Pyhän Yrjön risti", Saint George's cross.

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