I have a picture of a flag but I do not know where it's from. The cross indicate that it's likely European and it looks very much like the Swedish flag.

Which country has this flag?

Flag has a blue-grey background and an orange-outlined green cross

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    I don't think you're going to get a better answer than "it looks very much like the Swedish flag" especially from this cropped view. The colors look a little off but since it looks like a cheap souvenir flag rather than a professional one that's not surprising.
    – Steve Bird
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 10:22
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    @SteveBird except that to be a Swedish flag the colour distortion would have to turn yellow into green while turning deep blue into blueish grey. And introduce orange bands where none such exist.
    – jwenting
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 12:11
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    Maybe this? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Vendsyssel Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 13:36
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    @jwenting The flag is black and gold, damnit! Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 16:29
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    Another place to ask would be the flag identificaiton page at crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ufe.html
    – MAGolding
    Commented Jan 29, 2017 at 18:22

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The pattern you show is called a Nordic Cross. Searching for flags with Nordic crosses comes up with the Flag of Vendsyssel, which is a traditional district of Denmark and of Jutland. (See Vendsyssel at wikipedia)

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The proposed flag of Vendsyssel in Denmark was introduced by the mayor of Hjørring in 1976, and is used to some extent.

The flag is named Vendelbrog (with reference to the Danish flag Dannebrog interpreted as The Danish cloth).

Note this is a proposed flag, and is not officially recognized. As such I don't know that there is an 'official' color set described. The wiki article further states:

It is a Nordic Cross flag in blue, orange and green. The blue colour symbolizes the sea. The orange/red colour is symbol of the sun and the beaches of Vendsyssel, and the green is for the lush nature. By tradition, only people born in Vendsyssel can use the flag.

The flag is not officially recognised, but it used to be a part of the insignia of the Royal Danish Air Force 723rd Air Squadron.1

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    I think this is quite promising, considering it contains all the same colors, but in a different hue. If the colors are off in that image, or if they are off in the flag itself due to weathering, that could completely explain the difference.
    – T.E.D.
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 14:34
  • Heraldically, colors are not overly precisely defined, so I wouldn't be too surprised at differences in hue - especially since the Vendelbrog apparently is not officially recognized, so people might have a little more leeway than if they, say, used light blue in the US flag instead of the regulation dark blue. Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 22:31

Looks like the flag of the region Hälsingland in Sweden.

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For some real life examples you can google "hälsingland flagga" (I'm not allowed to post another link).

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