Flag of Alabama

State: Alabama

Proportions: 1:1, 2:3, 3:5 or 5:8

Alabama Flag Description:
The flag of Alabama consists of a white base with a red saltire (diagonal) cross through the middle of it.

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Alabama Flag Meaning:
Alabama was a member of the Confederate States of America (south) during the country's Civil War and the former Confederate battle flag influenced this flag. The Confederate battle flag was in turn inspired by the cross of St Andrew, a diagonal X-shaped cross on which St Andrew, a disciple of Jesus, is said to have been crucified.

Alabama Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Feb. 16, 1865. Alabama is the 22nd state of the union, gaining statehood on the 14th of December 1819.

Interesting Alabama Facts:
Alabama's state nickname is the 'Yellowhammer State'.

The St. Andrew's cross is also the national flag of Scotland.

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