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The Idaho State Flag
The State Flag of Idaho has a dark blue background (field) and features an image of the state seal with a picture of the Goddess of Justice and a miner. Under the images is a banner with the state name. The Idaho flag serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. There is a strict Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1890
Idaho is the 43rd state
Date the flag was adopted:1927


Facts on the Idaho State Flag Etiquette
Facts and information about flying the ensign and the display of the Idaho Flag:

Idaho State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 43rd state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Gem of the Mountains", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Idaho ensign may be flown at night when properly lighted

Fact 4: The flagpole must be at least two and one-half times as long as the flag

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Idaho State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Idaho State car flags are used by their owners as mobile emblems of their home. Car flags are usually made from strong materials and are attached to a car via a pole and clip window attachment.

History, Description, Colors and Symbols of the Idaho State Flag
The Idaho flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "Gem of the Mountains". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the Idaho State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the Idaho State Flag are as follows:

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Capital: Boise
Date of Statehood: 3 July 1890 (43rd state)
"Gem of the Mountains"
Flag Ratio: 2:3

What is the design of the Idaho state flag?  
 The design is plain blue background with an image of the seal

The highly symbolic images depicted on the seal include the shield, a stamp mill, the cornucopia (horn of plenty), and the elk’s head

 Themis the Greek goddess of justice holds the scales of justice and a spear covered by a liberty cap. The other figure of a miner represents the mining industry
 The elk is protected by the state of Idaho
 The timber industry by the picture of a pine tree reflecting the timber industry
 The beautiful landscape and famous mountains as well as the Snake River are also featured
 The a cornucopia, or horn of plenty, and the wheat sheaf symbolize abundance and nourishment
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
 The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
What is the shape and flag ratio? The 'Hoist' is the width and the 'Fly' is the length.
 The ratio is 2:3 meaning it is 2 units tall for every 3 units wide.
Who designed the Idaho State Flag?

The name of the designer of the seal that features so prominently was by Emma Edwards Green, the only woman to design a state seal

When was the Idaho State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
 It was officially adopted November 2, 1957
The Idaho flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.

Idaho State Flag for Kids

Meaning,, History & Symbolism on the flag
"Let it be perpetual" motto
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Official Nickname "Gem of the Mountains"
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Idaho State Flag for Kids

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