Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Flag

The Pennsylvania flag was formally adopted on April 24, 1907. Since, Pennsylvania has maintained the same flag for the last 117 years.

The Pennsylvania flag was voted 42nd best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 5 main colors in the Pennsylvania flag are #002A86, #000000, #DCA90D, #414141, and #D10B10. The Pennsylvania flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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The Pennsylvania State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on April 24, 1907.


#002A86 80.6%
#000000 3.1%
#DCA90D 2.3%
#414141 2.2%
#D10B10 1%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flag is composed of the state’s coat of arms embroidered in the center of a dark blue background. The Pennsylvania coat of arms depicts two horses with red harnesses, one on either side, standing on their hind legs facing a shield. The shield depicts the strengths of Pennsylvania – a ship carrying commerce, a farming plow, and three sheaves of wheat. Perched atop the shield is an eagle. Directly below the shield is an olive branch and a corn stalk crossing limbs. At the bottom of the coat of arms is a banner that reads “Virtue, liberty, Independence” – the state’s motto.


The Pennsylvania state flag’s dark blue background is required to be the same color as the blue in the United States flag. The identical color is meant to signify Pennsylvania’s bond with the U.S. Similarly, the bald eagle perched at the top of state’s coat of arms also represents Pennsylvania’s loyalty to the U.S.

The coat of arms in the center of the flag symbolizes Pennsylvania’s strengths. It features sheaves of wheat, a farming plow, and a corn stalk – all symbolizing agricultural prowess. The ship on the shield symbolizes strong trade in the state while an olive branch below the shield represents peace and prosperity.


Pennsylvania’s flag was first authorized in 1799. The current flag is a more modern version of the same flag. The current design became official in 1907.

In 2007, the State House of Representatives passed legislation to add “Pennsylvania” to the bottom of the flag in golden letters. However, as of 2015, the state Senate has taken no action on the bill.

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