The Flag of the Nordic Council is blue, with a stylised circular motif of a white swan. The swan symbol was chosen to represent the Nordic Council, and the Nordic Council of Ministers, in 1984. The Nordic swan symbolises trust, integrity and freedom. It is also designed to symbolise wider Nordic cooperation. The current version was designed by Kontrapunkt in 2016.
Prior to 2016, the flag was white with a stylised circular motif of a white swan upon a blue disk. The Swan had enough wing feathers standing for the eight members and territories of the Council: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The flag was designed by Kyösti Varis, an artist from Finland.
Brief History of the Nordic Council
The Nordic Council is the official body for formal inter-parliamentary Nordic cooperation among the Nordic countries. Formed in 1952.
The Nordic Council became more outward-looking, to the Arctic, Baltic, Europe, and Canada. The Øresund Bridge linking Sweden and Denmark led to a large amount of cross-border travel, which in turn led to further efforts to reduce barriers.
The Nordic Council consists of 87 representatives, elected from its members’ parliaments and reflecting the relative representation of the political parties in those parliaments. It holds its main session in the autumn, while a so-called “theme session” is arranged in the spring. Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament.
The Nordic Council uses the three Continental Scandinavian languages, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, as its official working languages, while interpretation and translation service is arranged for Finnish and Icelandic, but never between the Scandinavian languages. The Council also publishes material in English for information purposes.
There are 5 countries with their names that begin with ‘D’. Out of the 5 countries, two are in North America, two are in Africa and one in Europe. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has the largest population and Dominica has the lowest population.
The total Population of All the countries with Letter D is 101,261,501 and the total Area in Km²: 2,381,730.
The following are countries starting with the Letter D
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DROC, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and historically Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely rich in natural resources but has suffered from political instability, a lack of infrastructure, corruption, and centuries of both commercial and colonial extraction and exploitation with little widespread development.
Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. The Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660. It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation’s capital, largest city, and main commercial centre. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world.
Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It’s home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert. Djibouti is strategically located near some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refuelling and transhipment centre and is the principal maritime port for imports from and exports to neighbouring Ethiopia.
Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rainforests. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake. Dominica has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” for its natural environment. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, and in fact, it is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world’s second-largest hot spring, called Boiling Lake.
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. The Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region and is the eighth-largest economy in Latin America.
Controversial countries that start with the letter D
You could also include the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” in this list of countries beginning with “D”, but since this country is most commonly known as “North Korea” rather than by its full name, we have listed North Korea in the list of countries starting with “N”
Countries that start with “D”: Population and Area