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The North Dakota State Flag
The State Flag of North Dakota with its blue background (field) depicts a Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows  in its claws. Above the eagle is a yellow fan in the shape of a sunburst containing an array of thirteen yellow stars representing the birth of the nation. It 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: 1889
North Dakota is the 39th state
Date the flag was adopted:1911

 
 

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

North Dakota State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 39th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Peace Garden", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The North Dakota flag 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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North Dakota State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. North Dakota 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 North Dakota State Flag
The North Dakota flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "Peace Garden". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the North Dakota State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the North Dakota State Flag are as follows:

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North Dakota State Capital: Bismarck
Date of Statehood: 2 November 1889
(39th state)
"Peace Garden"
North Dakota State Flag Ratio: 2:3

 
What is the design of the North Dakota state flag?  
  The design is based on the Unit banner carried by the state's troop in the Philippine-American War
What does the eagle on the North Dakota State Flag symbolize?
 

In heraldry the eagle was a symbol held by men of action and ingenuity, occupied with weighty affairs.

 

The eagle was intended to at once to recall the great Roman Republic and at the same time be uniquely American (the Bald Eagle being indigenous to North America).

 

The American Bald eagle is depicted with its wings "displayed" which is a symbol of protection and holds a red ribbon in its beak shows its loyalty to the nation by displaying the words "E Pluribus Unum," meaning "Out of Many, One" the motto of the United States 

 

The eagle bears the US shield again emphasizing the loyalty of North Dakota to the nation

 

The eagle's talons hold an olive branch as a symbol of peace and arrows that indicate readiness for war

What does the yellow fan on the North Dakota State Flag symbolize?
  The yellow fan, in the shape of a sunburst containing an array of 13 yellow stars, represents the birth of a nation
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
  The color red is a symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valor
  The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
  The color white is a symbol of peace and honesty
  The American combination of red, white and blue symbolizes revolution and freedom
  The color yellow or gold is a symbol of the sun, generosity and wealth
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.
What is the history of the North Dakota State Flag? 
  1861: The first seal for the Dakota Territory was used from March 2, 1861, until November 2, 1889 when North and South Dakota became states.
  The design is based on the Unit banner carried by the state's troop in the  1898 conflict, the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War (18991902)
  The  current design is the same as the regimental flag with one exception: a red scroll beneath the eagle displays the words "North Dakota.
When was the North Dakota State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
  The North Dakota State Flag was officially adopted November 9, 1943
The North Dakota flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.
 

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