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Flag of Colorado
Colorado
Adopted June 5, 1911
Designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson
Proportions 2:3 [1]

The flag of the American state of Colorado (Spanish for "colored red") consists of three equal-width horizontal stripes (blue, white, blue). To the left of the center of the flag is a large stylized letter C, with a yellow circle inside.

SymbolismEdit

  • Blue: Sky
  • Red: Ground
  • White: Snow
  • Yellow: Sun

The C represents Colorado, since C is the first letter in the word Colorado.

DenverEdit

Denver, the capitol city of Colorado, is represented by a blue (top) and red (bottom) field divided by a broad, zig-zagging white stripe. A yellow circle is located above the center in the blue field.

Adopted: 1926

Designed by: Margaret Overbeck

SymbolismEdit

  • Blue: Sky
  • Yellow: Sun, Gold
  • White: Mountains, Native American Heritage
  • Red: Red earth to which Colorado refers

UniversitiesEdit

Colorado State University is represented by a whiled field with the CSU logo: a stylized gold ram on a green circle. Below the logo is the name of the university. Other versions of the flag include just the logo or altered versions of the logo with or without the university name with any combination of the color green, gold, and or white. University of Colorado.is represented by a black flag with a silver, stylized buffalo emblazoned with the letters CU. Variations on this include a gold field or gold buffalo.

SymbolismEdit

Gold is a common color in flags of Colorado as the metal was instrumental to the settling of the area. The ram and buffalo are native to the region.



Sports TeamsEdit

Colorado is also represented by a variety of sports teams: Broncos (NFL), Rockies (MLB), Nuggets (NBA), Avalance (NHL), et cetera.


Denver BroncosEdit

The Denver Broncos are represented by their team logo, a stylized white horse with orange mane, on a dark blue field.

Denver NuggetsEdit

The flag of the Denver Nuggets is pale blue bordered on top and bottom by two dark blue stripes. At the center is a golden circle containing crossed pick axes, a stylised mountain top, and a stylized basketball.

  • Blue: Sky
  • Golden Pickaces: Gold mining community that supported Denver in its earliest days
  • Mountain: Rocky Mountains covered with snow and filled with gold
  • Basketball:



ReferencesEdit

  1. Colorado at EnchantedLearning.com
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http://www.denvergov.org/AboutDenver/symbols.asp#flag

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