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[[File:2000px-Flag_of_Iowa.svg.png|thumb|350px]]The '''flag of the [[wikipedia:state of Iowa|state of Iowa]]''' consists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, reflecting Iowa's history as part of the French [[wikipedia:Louisiana New France|French Louisiana Territory]]. (Because of the wider middle stripe and symmetric design, the design is sometimes classified as a "[[wikipedia:Canadian pale|Canadian pale]]".) The image of a [[wikipedia:bald eagle|bald eagle]] with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", taken from the [[wikipedia:Seal of Iowa|Seal of Iowa]], is centered in the middle white stripe. The word "Iowa" is placed directly below it in red, [[wikipedia:Serif|serifed]] and in upper case.
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{{Page icon|Current flag of Iowa.png}}
   
The flag was adopted in 1921; it was first approved in May 1917, by the Iowa State Council for Defense. It was designed in 1917, by Knoxville, Iowa, resident Mrs. [[Dixie Cornell Gebhardt|Dixie Cornell Gebhardt]], of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Iowa#cite_note-1 [1]]</sup>
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{{Infobox flag
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|name=Iowa
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|country=United States
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|image=Flag of Iowa.svg
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|designer={{w|Dixie Cornell Gebhardt}}
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|adoption=12 March 1921
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|NAVA score=4.72
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|NAVA rank=42nd
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}}
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{{wikipedia|Flag of Iowa}}
   
In 2001, a survey conducted by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Vexillological_Association North American Vexillological Association] (NAVA) placed Iowa's flag 42nd in design quality out of the 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territory flags ranked.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Iowa#cite_note-2 [2]]</sup>
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The '''flag of the {{w|state of Iowa}}''' consists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, reflecting Iowa's history as part of the French {{w|Louisiana (New France)|French Louisiana Territory}}. (Because of the wider middle stripe and symmetric design, the design is sometimes classified as a "{{w|Canadian pale}}".) The image of a {{w|bald eagle}} with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", taken from the {{w|Seal of Iowa}}, is centered in the middle white stripe. The word "Iowa" is placed directly below it in red, {{w|Serif|serifed}} and in upper case.
   
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The flag was adopted in 1921; it was first approved in May 1917, by the Iowa State Council for Defense. It was designed in 1917, by Knoxville, Iowa, resident Mrs. {{w|Dixie Cornell Gebhardt}}, of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa.
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==Proposals for a New Flag of Iowa==
 
==Proposals for a New Flag of Iowa==
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Flag of Iowa.png|IA Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
 
Flag of Iowa.png|IA Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
 
Iowa State Flag Proposal No 1 By Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 0758hrs cst.png|Iowa State Flag Proposal No. 1 By: Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 0758hrs cst
 
Iowa State Flag Proposal No 1 By Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 0758hrs cst.png|Iowa State Flag Proposal No. 1 By: Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 0758hrs cst
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Iowa State Flag Proposal No 2 By Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 0838hrs cst.png|Iowa State Flag Proposal No. 2 By: Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 0838hrs cst
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Iowa State Flag Proposal No 5 By Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 1107hrs cst.png|Iowa State Flag Proposal No. 5 By: Stephen Richard Barlow 05 OCT 2014 at 1107hrs cst
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IA Flag Proposal Ben Karnell-1.png|IA Flag Proposal "Ben Karnell 1"
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IA Flag Proposal Ben Karnell-3.png|IA Flag Proposal "Ben Karnell 3"
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IA Flag Proposal Ben Karnell-4.png|IA Flag Proposal "Ben Karnell 4"
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US-IA flag proposal Ben Karnell (modified).png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=usc|d=Sep 2015|r=w|mod=Ben Karnell}}
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IA Flag Proposal BigRed618.png|IA Flag Proposal "BigRed618"
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Iowa State Flag Proposal No 6 By Stephen Richard Barlow 07 OCT 2014 at 1154hrs cst.png|Iowa State Flag Proposal No. 6 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 07 OCT 2014 at 1154hrs cst
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US-IA flag proposal Hans 1.png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=usc|d=Jul 2014|r=v|n=1}}
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US-IA flag proposal Hans 2.png|{{User:HansLN/GE|p=usc|d=Jan 2015|r=w|n=2}}
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Iowa.png|Iowa State Flag Symplistic Proposal. The only state with rivers on both sides, represented by the stripes. The two stars stand in for the two parts of Iowa’s motto: “Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We Will Maintain.” By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
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Faded Iowa.png|Faded Original Iowa Flag, by Wcaden13
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Iowa Flag(4).png|21st Century Iowa Flag, by Wcaden13
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Hawkeye Militia.png|Iowa flag
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15Iowa5theye.png|IA flag proposal "5thEye"
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iowabare.png|Serratted division to stand for the state rock of Geode which has a crystaline interior. Color set as per French National flag.Design by Rotten Ali.
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Iowa - Diagonal Tricolor.png|Iowa flag proposed by Ken Morton. This flag turns the French "Tricolour" on a 45 degree angle; the intent here is to reference the clipped parallelogram-like shape of the state of Iowa. The text and eagle, present on the current state flag, are eliminated for reasons of aesthetics and simplicity.
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Iowa - Stripes.png|My second design for an Iowa state flag - Posted by Ken Morton
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Screenshot 2018-07-20 at 09.42.51.png|A state, bordered by two rivers, with the golden circle in the center representing the sun and the corn harvest. By Dmitri McDonald, 2018.
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Iowa Redesign.png|"The Eye of the Hawk Flag" by [[User:SimplisticFlags|SimplisticFlags]]. January 2019. ([[User:SimplisticFlags/Flag Proposals/American States#Iowa|details]])
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FleurDeLis&Eagle.png|A simplified and markedly more french take on the Iowan flag
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Proposal Flag of Iowa 1.svg|Proposal "less is more" for a flag for Iowa, taking off all letters and symbols of the current flag. The only drawback to this is that the flag looks a lot like the French flag. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-CTR#Iowa|details]])
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Proposal Flag of Iowa 2.svg|Proposal "we have our own flag now" for a flag for Iowa. Dividing the flag in five equal bands of blue, white, red, white and blue makes it look less like a copy of the French flag, while still being related. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-CTR#Iowa|details]])
 
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[[Category:Iowa]]
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[[Category:United States state]]
 
[[Category:Vexillology/Vexillography]]
 
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[[Category:History]]
 
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Revision as of 07:30, January 8, 2020

The flag of the state of Iowa consists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, reflecting Iowa's history as part of the French French Louisiana Territory. (Because of the wider middle stripe and symmetric design, the design is sometimes classified as a "Canadian pale".) The image of a bald eagle with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", taken from the Seal of Iowa, is centered in the middle white stripe. The word "Iowa" is placed directly below it in red, serifed and in upper case.

The flag was adopted in 1921; it was first approved in May 1917, by the Iowa State Council for Defense. It was designed in 1917, by Knoxville, Iowa, resident Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa.

Proposals for a New Flag of Iowa

Shown below are designs that have been proposed for a new flag of Iowa.

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