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Flag of Minnesota

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Flag of Minnesota

Use: Civil and state flag
Adopted: ugust 2, 1983
Design: State seal on a medium blue field
Designed by: Amelia Hyde Center
The flag of Minnesota is the state flag of Minnesota and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota on a blue background. The first version of the flag was flown from 1893 until 1957, and was changed to be more easily manufacturable, and the state seal became simpler. The current flag was adopted in 1957 and the state seal on the flag was modified in 1983.

Design and symbolism

The pre-1971 version of the state seal.

The design of the Minnesota flag consists of a version of the state seal on a blue background.

Design and symbolism of the seal
A Native American rides on horseback in the background, symbolizing Minnesota's Native American heritage. In a field in the foreground, a farmer plows a field, while his axe, gun, and powder horn rest on a stump nearby. The field and plow represent the importance of agriculture. The tools used by the Native American and the farmer represent the tools used for labor and hunting in the past, while the stump represents the importance of lumber in Minnesota's history. Next to the field, a river and waterfall symbolize the Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls. Three pine trees in the background represent the pine regions of St. Croix, Mississippi, and Lake Superior.

Design and symbolism of the flag
The flag is rectangular, and consists of a design on a medium blue background. According to the official statute, the flag contains a thin gold border and gold fringe, however, this is rarely used. A white circle in the center contains the word MINNESOTA across the bottom, four groups of four stars and one group of three stars spread out evenly around the edge, and designs from the state seal in the center. The star at the top symbolizes the North Star. The design in the center is surrounded by pink-and-white lady's slippers, the state flower. The border also contains the dates 1819 (founding of Fort Snelling), 1858 (date of statehood), and 1893 (adoption of first flag).

State of Minnesota
Flag of Minnesota State seal of Minnesota
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Land of 10,000 Lakes;
North Star State; The Gopher State; Agate State; True North; State of Hockey; Canada in the US.
Motto(s): L'Étoile du Nord (French: The Star of the North)
State song(s): "Hail! Minnesota"
Map of the United States with Minnesota highlighted
Demonym Minnesotan
Capital Saint Paul
Largest city Minneapolis
Largest metro Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Area Ranked 12th
• Total 86,936 sq mi
(225,163 km2)
• Width c. 200–351 miles (c. 320–560 km)
• Length c. 600 miles (c. 800 km)
• % water 8.40
• Latitude 43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N
• Longitude 89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W
Population Ranked 22nd
• Total 5,679,718 (2018)
• Density 68.9/sq mi (26.6/km2)
Ranked 30th (2015 est.)
Elevation
• Highest point Eagle Mountain
2,301 ft (701 m)
• Mean 1,200 ft (370 m)
• Lowest point Lake Superior
602 ft (183 m)
Before statehood Minnesota Territory
Admitted to the Union May 11, 1858 (32nd)
Governor Tim Walz (DFL)
Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan (DFL)
Legislature Minnesota Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (DFL)
Tina Smith (DFL)
U.S. House delegation 5 Democrats
3 Republicans (list)
Time zone Central: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166 US-MN
Abbreviations MN, Minn.
Website mn.gov
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