Flag of Texas
The Texas state flag is the 1839 National flag of the Republic of Texas, which features the famous Lone Star. The Texas flag is the only flag of an American State having previously served as a flag of a recognized independent country.
Flag of Texas Design and Colour Scheme
The state flag is officially described by law as:
- A rectangle that has a width to length ratio of two to three; and contains: one blue vertical stripe that has a width equal to one-third the length of the flag; two equal horizontal stripes, the upper stripe white, the lower stripe red, each having a length equal to two-thirds the length of the flag; and one white, regular five-pointed star: located in the centre of the blue stripe; oriented so that one point faces upward, and sized so that the diameter of a circle passing through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths the width of the blue stripe.
The exact shades of red, white, and blue to be used in the flag are specified by Texas statute to be the same as those of the flag of the United States, which are:
|Colour||Cable colour||Pantone||Web colour||RGB Values|
|Dark Blue||70075||281 C||
The Texas Flag Code assigns the following symbolism to the colours of the Texas flag:
- Blue stands for loyalty
- White for purity
- Red for bravery.
- The single star “represents ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country”.
Brief History about the Flag of Texas
The “Lone Star Flag” of Texas was first introduced in 1838 and was adopted the following year for the Republic of Texas. The flag remained in place until Texas became the 28th US state in 1845. Between the period of 1879 to 1933, the Texas flag was the de facto state flag however it wasn’t made official until 1933 with the passed of the 1933 flag law that the original texas flag was reinstated as the state flag.
Prior to its independence, other flags including the flag of the Mexican Republic and the Spanish state flag were flown over Texas. The Texas flag is the only flag of an American State having previously served as a flag of a recognized independent country.
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