Flag of Ohio

State: Ohio

Proportions: 8:13

Ohio Flag Description:
The flag of Ohio consists of five alternating horizontal stripes of red and white, with red at the top and bottom, and two white stripes in between. On the left side of the flag there is a blue horizontal triangle with a red circle in the middle outlined in white. There are 17 white, five-pointed stars surrounding the circle.

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Ohio Flag Meaning:
The flag uses red, white and blue; the national colors of the United States. The blue triangle represents the state's hills and valleys and the stripes stand for Ohio's roads and waterways. The white circle stands for the 'O' in Ohio and its red centre symbolizes a buckeye; the state's nickname. The circle is surrounded by 17 stars the 13 stars clustered together represent the 13 original states of the Union. The four stars at the point of the triangle represent Ohio being the fourth state, after the original 13, to join the Union. When combined the stars signify Ohio as the 17th state to be admitted to the union of the United States.

Ohio Flag History:
The flag was adopted on May 9, 1902. Ohio is the 17th state of the union, gaining statehood on the 1st of March, 1803.

Interesting Ohio Facts:
Ohio's state nickname is the Buckeye State.

John Eisemann designed the flag and it is the only state flag to use a swallowtail pattern (or burgee as it is properly called).

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