Alaska State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of Alaska.

The Alaska flag was adopted on 2 May 1927. It consists of a blue background on which stand 8 stars, 7 form the constellation Big Dipper, and another five-pointed one in the upper right corner of the flag. The Big Dipper means the power of the state. The North Star is a powerful symbol in the northern hemisphere, because it is used to distinguish the celestial north. In the southern hemisphere, where it is not visible, people refer to the Southern Cross, present on various flags such as +Australia+. This flag was designed by a young 12 years schoolboy, Benny Benson, following the launch of a competition for the creation of the flag. Then he drew the sky (blue) visible from his bedroom, and his design was chosen from more than 800 drawings of Alaska children. This is the only state with Hawaii, to be geographically separated from the territory of the United States, leaving a different sense of patriotism to people. Alaska joined the U.S. July 4, 1959. Alaska is known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun" by Americans and its capital is Juneau.

On this website, you can download the Alaskan flag in different sizes.

All Alaska's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the Alaska's flag