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Flag and seal of Illinois

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted: June 27, 1969; 49 years ago
Design: Seal of Illinois on a white field
Designed by: Sharon Tyndale

The Great Seal of the State of Illinois is the official emblem of the state, and signifies the official nature of a document produced by the state of Illinois. The flag of the state of Illinois consists of the seal of Illinois on a white background, with the word "Illinois" underneath the seal. The present seal was adopted in 1869, the flag bearing the central elements of the seal was adopted in 1915, and the word Illinois was added to the flag in 1970.

The current flag depicts the Great Seal of Illinois, which was originally designed in 1819 and emulated the Great Seal of the United States. In the eagle's beak there is a banner with the state motto, "State Sovereignty, National Union." The dates on the seal, 1818 and 1868, represent the year Illinois became a state and the year in which the Great Seal was redesigned by Sharon Tyndale. Although "State Sovereignty" comes first in the motto, "State" is at the bottom and "Sovereignty" is upside-down.

State of Illinois
Flag of Illinois State seal of Illinois
Flag Seal
Land of Lincoln, Prairie State
Motto(s): State Sovereignty, National Union
State song(s): "Illinois"
Map of the United States with Illinois highlighted
Official language English
Spoken languages English (80.8%)
Spanish (14.9%)
Other (5.1%)
Demonym Illinoisan
Capital Springfield
Largest city Chicago
Largest metro Greater Chicago
Area Ranked 25th
• Total 57,914 sq mi
(149,997 km2)
• Width 210 miles (338 km)
• Length 390 miles (628 km)
• % water 3.99
• Latitude 36° 58′ N to 42° 30′ N
• Longitude 87° 30′ W to 91° 31′ W
Population Ranked 6th
• Total 12,741,080 (2018)
• Density 232/sq mi (89.4/km2)
Ranked 12th
• Median household income $62,992 (2017) (17th)
• Highest point Charles Mound
1,235 ft (376.4 m)
• Mean 600 ft (180 m)
• Lowest point Confluence of Mississippi River and Ohio River
280 ft (85 m)
Before statehood Illinois Territory
Admitted to the Union December 3, 1818 (21st)
Governor J. B. Pritzker (D)
Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton (D)
Legislature Illinois General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D)
Tammy Duckworth (D)
U.S. House delegation 13 Democrats
5 Republicans (list)
Time zone Central: UTC -6/-5
ISO 3166 US-IL
Abbreviations IL, Ill.
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