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Flag of Georgia (U.S. state)

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Flag of Georgia

Name: Georgia Stars and Bars
Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: May 8, 2003; 15 years ago
Design: Three stripes consisting of red, white, red. A blue canton containing a ring of 13 stars encompassing the state's coat of arms in gold
The current flag of the state of Georgia was adopted on May 8, 2003. The flag bears three stripes consisting of red-white-red, and a blue canton containing a ring of 13 white stars encompassing the state's coat of arms in gold. In the coat of arms, the arch symbolizes the state's constitution and the pillars represent the three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The words of the state motto, "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation", are wrapped around the pillars, guarded by a male figure dressed in colonial attire dating back to the time of the American Revolutionary War. Within the arms, a sword is drawn to represent the defense of the state's constitution. An additional motto, In God We Trust, is positioned underneath these elements acting as the state's "foundation". The ring of stars that encompass the state's coat of arms symbolize Georgia's status as one of the original Thirteen Colonies. The design principle is based on the first national flag of the Confederacy, which was nicknamed the "Stars and Bars".

State of Georgia
Flag of Georgia State seal of Georgia
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Peach State, Empire State of the South
Motto(s): Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
State song(s): "Georgia on My Mind"
Map of the United States with Georgia highlighted
Official language English
Spoken languages English
Spanish (7.42%)
Other (2.82%)
Demonym Georgian
Capital
(and largest city)
Atlanta
Largest metro Metro Atlanta
Area Ranked 24th
• Total 59,425 sq mi
(153,909 km2)
• Width 230 miles (370 km)
• Length 298 miles (480 km)
• % water 2.6
• Latitude 30.356 – 34.985° N
• Longitude 80.840 – 85.605° W
Population Ranked 8th
• Total 10,519,475 (est. 2018)
• Density 165/sq mi (65.4/km2)
Ranked 18th
• Median household income $56,183 (33rd)
Elevation
• Highest point Brasstown Bald
4,784 ft (1,458 m)
• Mean 600 ft (180 m)
• Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Province of Georgia
Admitted to the Union January 2, 1788 (4th)
Governor Brian Kemp (R)
Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan (R)
Legislature Georgia General Assembly
• Upper house State Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R)
David Perdue (R)
U.S. House delegation 9 Republicans
5 Democrats (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166 US-GA
Abbreviations GA, Ga.
Website www.georgia.gov
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