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The island is a possession of Norway, and therefore flies the Norwegian flag, one that was officially adopted on July 17, 1821.
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The flag of Norway combines elements of other flags: the red, white and blue colors were inspired by theFrench Tricolore, the off-centered white cross was borrowed from the flag of Denmark, and the blue cross is the cross of Sweden.

First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.

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