Flag of Mississippi (GIF)

The new Mississippi flag consists of vertical red stripes separated by yellow lines from a large blue area. In the blue field, there is a magnolia blossom within the circle of the "In God We Trust" inscription, twenty white stars, and a single yellow star. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 5:8, and the flag was adopted on January 11, 2021.

The magnolia blossom is a symbol that has long been used to represent the state and the hospitality of its citizens. The New Magnolia also represents Mississippi’s sense of hope and rebirth. The circle of twenty stars represents Mississippi as the twentieth state of the United States of America, and the golden five-pointed star symbolizes their first peoples, the indigenous Native American tribes of the land that would become Mississippi. The blue color reflects the blue of the American flag and represents vigilance, justice, and perseverance, while the red bands represent hardiness and valor. The golden lines and the golden stamen of the new Magnolia are a nod to the rich cultural history of Mississippi, particularly the visual arts, literature, music, and performing arts that will emerge in the state.

Mississippi is a state in the southern United States. Its capital is Jackson; its population is about 2.95 million (2021); and its area is 48,432 mi².

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