Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania flag was adopted on 24 April 1907. It consists of a blue background on which is drawn the seal and several symbols. This seal represents the three main symbols that make its wealth of at the time of its creation. Above, the ship evokes, as often, both trade and colonization. In the middle, there is the plow, very present in American flags, agriculture was very important at that time. Finally, the wheat is the peculiarity of the Pennsylvania, which is one of the major producers in the country, though production is now highly automated. A bald eagle, national symbol of the United States, completes the seal. Around the seal are placed other symbols: in lower band appears Pennsylvania’s motto: "Virtue, liberty and independence". Finally, the two horses on each part of the seal represent the strength and freedom of the State. Pennsylvania has joined the United States on 4 July 1777, at the Declaration of Independence, as a part of the original thirteen states that created the United States. Pennsylvania is known as the "Keystone State" and its capital is Harrisburg.

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

All Pennsylvania'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 Pennsylvania's flag