Flag of North Dakota

State: North Dakota

Proportions: 26:33

North Dakota Flag Description:
The flag of North Dakota consists of a blue base and the flag itself is a modified version of the United States coat of arms. North Dakota is written on a ribbon near the bottom of the flag.

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North Dakota Flag Meaning:
The shield on the eagle's breast has 13 stripes, which represent the 13 original colonies that united to form the union of the United States. The 13 stars above the eagle also represent the original colonies. The eagle is holding an olive branch in one claw and arrows in the other one. The items represent the power of peace and war. The rays emanating from the stars symbolize the emergence of the United States as a new nation. The eagle is holding a ribbon in its beak with the national motto: E Pluribus Unum, which means 'From Many, One'; this refers to the formation of the Union from many states.

North Dakota Flag History:
The state flag was adopted on Mar. 3, 1911. The design of the flag is based on the regimental flag of the North Dakota Infantry, which was carried in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and in 1899 during the Philippine Island Insurrection. North Dakota is the 39th state of the union, gaining statehood on Nov. 2, 1889.

Interesting North Dakota Facts:
North Dakota's state nickname is the Peace Garden State, the Flickertail State or the Roughrider State.

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