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Flag of Iowa

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 1921
Design: A vertical tricolor consisting of blue, white, red. The center stripe is twice the width of the other two and contains an eagle holding a ribbon.
Designed by: Dixie Cornell Gebhardt
The flag of the state of Iowa is a vertical tricolor of blue, white, and red, reflecting the U.S. state of Iowa's history as part of the French Louisiana Territory. (Because of the wider middle stripe and symmetric design, the design is sometimes classified[by whom?] as a "Canadian pale".) The image of a bald eagle with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", derived from the Seal of Iowa, is centered in the middle white stripe. The word "Iowa" is placed directly below it in red, serifed majuscules.

The flag was adopted in 1921; it was first approved in May 1917, by the Iowa State Council for Defense. It was designed in 1917, by Knoxville, Iowa, resident Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa.

In 2001, a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) placed Iowa's flag 42nd in design quality out of the 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territorial flags ranked.

State of Iowa
Flag of Iowa State seal of Iowa
Flag Seal
Hawkeye State
Motto(s): Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
State song(s): "The Song of Iowa"
Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted
Official language English
Demonym Iowan
(and largest city)
Des Moines
Largest metro Omaha (Nebr.) Metropolitan Area
Area Ranked 26th
• Total 58,272.81 sq mi
(145,746 km2)
• Width 200 miles (322 km)
• Length 310 miles (499 km)
• % water 0.70
• Latitude 40° 23′ N to 43° 30′ N
• Longitude 90° 8′ W to 96° 38′ W
Population Ranked 31st
• Total 3,156,145 (2018)
• Density 56.1/sq mi (21.6/km2)
Ranked 36th
• Median household income $58,570 (26th)
• Highest point Hawkeye Point
1,671 ft (509 m)
• Mean 1,100 ft (340 m)
• Lowest point Confluence of Mississippi River and Des Moines River
480 ft (146 m)
Before statehood Iowa Territory
Admitted to the Union December 28, 1846 (29th)
Governor Kim Reynolds (R)
Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg (R)
Legislature Iowa General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R)
Joni Ernst (R)
U.S. House delegation 1: Abby Finkenauer (D)
2: Dave Loebsack (D)
3: Cindy Axne (D)
4: Steve King (R) (list)
Time zone Central: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166 US-IA
Abbreviations IA
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Categories: Flags introduced in 1921,Canadian pale flags,Flags of Iowa,Symbols of Iowa,United States state flags,United States flag stubsIowa stubs,Iowa,States of the United States,Midwestern United States,States and territories established in 1846,1846 establishments in the United States

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