Flag of District of Florida

State: Florida

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Florida Flag Description:
The flag of Florida consists of a white base with a red diagonal cross (saltire) through it. In the center of the flag is the state seal. It consists of a Native American Seminole woman scattering flowers on the water near Florida's state tree, the sabal palmetto palm, with a steam ship sailing in the background below the suns rays.

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Florida Flag Meaning:
The flag is based on the Confederate battle flag, which in turn was 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. The state seal represents the sunshine of the state.

Florida Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Nov. 6, 1900. The state seal originated in 1868 and has been modified over the years. The current flag design dates from May 21, 1985. Florida is the 27th state of the union, gaining statehood on the Mar. 3, 1845.

Interesting Florida Facts:
Florida's state nickname is the Sunshine State.

The flag is similar to the flag of Alabama, except Florida's has the state seal on it.

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

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