Flag of Arizona
Arizona Flag Description:
The flag of Arizona consists of two horizontal halves with a copper-colored, five point star in the center. The bottom half is blue and the top half has 13 alternating yellow and red stripes (sun rays), starting on the left and finishing on the right with red.
Arizona Flag Meaning:
Blue and yellow are the colors of Arizona and red and yellow are the colors of the Spanish conquistadors who explored Arizona in 1540. Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the US and this is represented by the copper star. The 13 alternating stripes represent the rays of the sun setting in the west and also stand for the original 13 colonies of the United States.
Arizona Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Feb. 27, 1917. Arizona is the 48th state of the union, gaining statehood on the 14th of February 1912.
Interesting Arizona Facts:
The flag was designed by Charles Harris.
Arizona's state nickname is the Grand Canyon State.