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Encyclopedia > Flag of Maine

The flag of Maine features the state coat of arms on a blue field. In the center of the shield a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represents the work that people did in early times. The North Star represents the state motto: "Dirigo". ( "I Direct" ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ...


There are no official colors for the coat of arms, so variations in coloration can be seen in flags from different manufacturers. The blue field, however, is specified to be the same blue as in the flag of the United States. According to the official discription, the flag should have a fringe of yellow silk and should have a blue and white silk cord attached at the spearhead. These embellishments are very rarely observed. K god ...


Originally, the state flag consisted of a green pine tree, symbol of New England in the center, with a blue "North Star", all on a buff-colored background. The Maine legislature approved a new flag on February 23rd, 1909. Modern New England, the six northeastern-most states of the United States, indicated by red The New England region of the United States is located in the northeastern corner of the country. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Maine is also one of only two states with a separate naval ensign, which is rarely seen. It features symbols from the current flag and the older one, with a white field and green pine tree. The green pine tree has the seaman's anchor, and the words "MAINE" and "DIRIGO" around it. A Naval Ensign is the flag used by a countrys navy on their ships. ...


External link

  • The Maine Flag (http://www.fotw.net/flags/us-me.html)


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