Iowa 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 Iowa.

The flag of Iowa was adopted 12 March 1921. It consists of three vertical stripes: blue - white - red, with the state seal in the center. The colors directly relate to the French flag, as in the past Iowa depended from Louisiana, then colonized by France. The seal represents an eagle, which is a great American symbol (see the flag of Illinois for example). This holds in its beak a blue band which contains the state motto: "Our liberties we prize, our rights we will maintain"... The state takes its name from the river flowing through it, which comes itself from the largest Indian tribe who lived in the area. Iowa has joined the United States on 4 July 1847. Iowa is known as the "Hawkeye state", and its capital is Des Moines.

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

All Iowa'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 Iowa's flag