South Dakota 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 South Dakota.

Flag of South Dakota was adopted November 9, 1992 in this form. It results from a change in the name of the State, which went from "The Sunshine State" to "The Mount Rushmore State". This latter is a powerful symbol of patriotism for Americans, which is why it was highlighted in the name of the State. The flag consists of a blue background on which is drawn the seal of South Dakota, surrounded by yellow sunrays and the name of the state. Rays come from the old flag, which represented a sun in the center, compared with its former name. The seal wears different symbols. The hill and the river represent the beauty of South Dakota’s landscapes. The farmer, the beefs and the boat reflect agriculture and related trade. The important minerals are also present. South Dakota has joined the United States on 4 July 1890. Its capital is Pierre.

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

All South Dakota'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 South Dakota's flag