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The Scandinavian region usually includes all the countries of Northern Europe – Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. The Faroe Islands and Greenland are also included here, since they are parts of Denmark, and the Aland Islands are part of Finland.
But this formulation is erroneous, since traditionally only Sweden, Norway and Denmark belong to the historical and cultural region of Scandinavia. This region covers the Scandinavian peninsula (Norway, Sweden and part of northwestern Finland), the Jutland peninsula (Denmark) and the adjacent islands.
But usually in all guidebooks Iceland and Finland are also called Scandinavia, because they are very close, as well as history and culture are closely connected with the Scandinavian countries. And even the flags of these five countries are similar, all feature a characteristic cross, slightly offset from the center to the left. By the way, he first appeared on the flag of Denmark. Continue reading