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Flag of Colorado
Flag of Colorado

The flag of Colorado consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width; the top and bottom stripes are blue, and the middle stripe white. On top of these stripes sits a circular red "C", filled with a golden disk. The blue is meant to represent the skies, the gold represents the sun, white representing the snowcapped mountains and the red representing the earth. Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... The tricolour flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 104,185 sq mi  269 837 km² 280 miles  451 km 380 miles  612 km 0. ...


The flag was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911 and adopted by the state's General Assembly on June 5 of the same year. However, the legislature did not specify the size of the "C" or the exact shade of blue or red. Thus, some flags were in slightly different colors and had the "C" wholly within the center stripe. On February 28, 1929, the General Assembly added to the description of the flag that the blue and red would be the same color as the flag of the United States. On March 31, 1964, the legislature further dictated the diameter of the gold disc to be equal to the center stripe.


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Flag of Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
The flag of Colorado consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width; the top and bottom stripes are blue, and the middle stripe white.
The flag was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911 and adopted by the state's General Assembly on June 5 of the same year.
On February 28, 1929, the General Assembly added to the description of the flag that the blue and red would be the same color as the flag of the United States.
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