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The land border between Sweden and Finland mostly runs along the Torne River. The river valley has long been influenced by this situation. On 15 July 2007 obviously a new flag for the valley has been presented, a yellow-white-blue horizontal tricolor. It was presented by the organisation Mešnmaan-Tinkerit, which is active on both sides of the border.
It is almost but not quite like the flags we already have for the
Tornedalians (an ethnic group in this part
of Sweden who is speaking a language called Me„n-kieli which is closely
related to Finnish).
Elias Granqvist, 6 August 2007