Flag of Pennsylvania

State: Pennsylvania

Proportions: 27:37

Pennsylvania Flag Description:

The flag of Pennsylvania consists of a blue base with the state coat of arms in the center.

Pennsylvania Flag Meaning:

The American eagle on top of the arms represents Pennsylvania's loyalty to the United States. The shield, supported by two horses, features: a ship which represents commerce; a plough, representing Pennsylvania's natural resources; and three wheat sheaves which stand for fertility. The olive branch and cornstalk, beneath the arms, stand for peace and prosperity. The state's motto: Virtue Liberty And Independence is written on a ribbon at the bottom of the flag.

Pennsylvania Flag History:

The basic design of the flag was introduced in 1799. The current flag dates from June 13, 1907. Pennsylvania is the second state of the union, gaining statehood on Dec. 12, 1787. It is one of the original 13 colonies that united to form the union of the United States.

Interesting Pennsylvania Facts:

Pennsylvania's state nickname is the Keystone State.

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