Flag of Utah
The flag of the State of Utah was adopted in February 2011 and consists of the seal of Utah encircled in a golden circle on a background of dark navy blue. The Seal of Utah was adopted by the state legislature on April 3, 1896. The seal was designed by artist Harry Edwards and has similarities with the seal of the Utah Territory.
Flag of Utah Design and Colour Scheme
The Utah state flag features a blue background and the Utah state seal encircled with a thin gold band.
- A bald eagle, the national bird, is included in the seal to symbolize protection during war and peace.
- The beehive on the shield is a symbol of hard work and industry.
- The sego lilies on right and left of the beehive are a symbol of peace
- The flag banner appears on each side of the shield, representing Utah’s support to the nation.
Colours used in the flag
There are 5 colours in the state flag of Utah:
Utah statutes dimensions or proportion for the flag is often produced with these dimensions or with a 3:5 proportion.
Brief History about the Flag of Utah
The state flag of Utah was designed around the state’s seal, which was adopted in 1896. The design of the seal was adopted in 1850 by the Territory of Utah and changed by the artist “Harry Edwards” when Utah became a state in 1896. It wasn’t until 1903 when the first state flag was created for use at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
The Daughters of the American Revolution oversaw the process of designing a flag. The design that was created featured a white state seal on a blue background. This flag was originally the Governor’s Flag before being made the official state flag in 1911.
This revised design was endorsed by the Utah legislature in February 2011, and the flag was officially adopted on March 16, 2011.