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The dark blue field of the State Flag official Utah is illuminated by a gold circle that encompasses and image of the state seal. The seal features a picture of the beehive, the symbol of industry and cooperation. The Utah flag serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. There is an Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1896
Utah is the 45th state
Date the flag was adopted:1911,
 modified in 2011


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

Utah State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 45th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Beehive State", it should be flown from a flagpole

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

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Capital: Salt Lake City
Date of Statehood:
4 January 1896
(45th state)
"Beehive State"
Flag Ratio: 3:5

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What is the design of the Utah state flag?  

The design is a field of azure blue containing an image of the Seal of Utah flanked by American flags and protected by the nation's symbol, the eagle

What do the dates symbolize?
 There are two dates displayed: 1896 and 1847. The date of 1896 is the year the state joined the Union. The date of 1847 is the year that Brigham Young (1801-1877) and his Mormon followers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley
What does the image on the seal symbolize?
 The image depicts the Coat of Arms with the central image of a beehive flanked by sego lilies, the state flower. The white shield is protected by the American eagle and above the word "Industry", the state motto, are six golden arrows
What does the beehive symbolize?
 The beehive is a symbol of industry and cooperation that dates back to the Roman era. The beehive was adopted as a symbol of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, who are well established in Utah.
What do the arrows symbolize?
 The six arrows across the shield symbolising readiness in war and peace
What does the eagle 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.

What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
 The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
 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 3:5 meaning it is 3 units tall for every 5 units wide.
Who designed the Utah Flag?
 The name of the designer is unknown but it was originally designed for the USS Utah, dreadnought battleship in 1912.
What is the history of the Utah Flag? 
 The original Utah State Flag was adopted by the State Legislature in 1896 and revised in 1913
 1922: Changes were made in the flag which were not consistent with the 1913 statute, and these inaccuracies were perpetuated in Utah flags from 1922 to 2011
 1922: The error originated in 1922 when a flag maker misplaced the year 1847, by stitching it just above the year 1896, instead of in its correct position on the shield.
 The 1913 statute that describes the correct design of the flag was reaffirmed in the 2011 Utah State Legislature

The modified design was first raised above the Capitol grounds on March 9, 2011 which is Utah State Flag Day

When was the Utah Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
 It was officially adopted December 21, 1913 and revised 2011
The Utah flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.

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