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Flag of California

Flag of California

The state flag of California was officially adopted on February 3rd, 1911. Prior to the modern flag adaptation, the original flag originated from the Bear Flag Revolt against Mexico in 1846, which was designed by William L. Todd, cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.

California Flag
Flag of California

Flag of California Design and Colour Scheme

The star imitated the lone star of Texas. A grizzly bear represented the many bears seen in the state as well as strength. The word, “California Republic” was placed beneath the star and bear.

  • Red Stripe Represents Courage
  • Star Represents Sovereignty
  • White Represents Purity
  • Bear Represents Strength

Colours used in the flag

Prime colours in the flag of California

White #ffffff
White #ffffff

White #ffffff: field, bear’s eye and claws

Red #b71234
Red #b71234

Red #b71234: stripe, star, bear’s tongue

Secondary colours in the flag of California

Green #008542
Green #008542

Green #008542: grass

Tan #bd8a5e: bear
Tan #bd8a5e

Tan #bd8a5e: bear

Brown #584528
Brown#584528

Brown #584528: bear’s paws, shading, iris of eye, outline, grass tufts, letters

Brief History about the Flag of California

The flag of California is derived from the Bear Flag Revolt, which started in 1846. California desired independence from Mexico and Joined the United States of America. The original flag resembled the modern flag, but the bear and text were placed near the star in the canton, the original flag was designed by William Todd.

The current modern California flag dates back to 1911. the design aspects have never changed, even after the laws that served to clarify the precise details of the design of the flag changed.

Flag of California
Flag of California