Flag of California (GIF)

The flag of California, also known as the Bear Flag, features a striking and iconic design. It includes a single red five-pointed star positioned in the upper left corner, a bold red stripe along the bottom, and a depiction of a California grizzly bear walking to the left on a grassy mound. The words "CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC" are inscribed between the grass and the red stripe. The bear on the flag symbolizes strength and unwavering resilience, reflecting the spirit of the people of California. The flag's design pays homage to the state's brief period as an independent republic in 1846 and serves as a powerful symbol of California's rich history and distinctive identity.

Adopted:February 3, 1911 (standardized 1953)
Designed by:Donald Graeme Kelley,
(based on flag flown during the Bear Flag Revolt)
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)

California, situated on the West Coast of the United States, is the most populous state in the country and is renowned for its diverse culture, thriving economy, and stunning natural landscapes. Its capital is Sacramento, and its largest city is Los Angeles. With a population of 39.24 million (2021) people, the state is a global hub for technology, entertainment, and innovation, serving as the headquarters for numerous tech companies and Hollywood studios. California is also celebrated for its scenic beauty, encompassing landmarks like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the picturesque coastline of Big Sur, and the majestic redwood forests. The state's cultural diversity is reflected in its vibrant arts and culinary scene, influenced by a mix of cultures from around the world. Additionally, California's progressive policies on environmental conservation and sustainability underscore its commitment to addressing climate change and promoting renewable energy initiatives.

No comments:

Popular Flags (last 30 days)