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The flags of the cities of the United States exhibit a wide variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as widely different styles and design principles.[N 1][N 2]

Adoption Date

The five oldest city flags in the United States based on official adoption by city ordinance are:[1]

Five Oldest City Flags in the U.S.
Adoption Date U.S. City Flag Description
March 27, 1895 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania details
February 24, 1896 Cleveland, Ohio details
October 16, 1896 Knoxville, Tennessee details
March 15, 1899 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania details
May 31, 1899 Raleigh, North Carolina details

Alabama

Alaska

Historical

Arizona

Historical

Arkansas

California

Historical

Colorado

Historical

Washington, D.C.

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Many flags of Floridian cities feature their city seal on a saltire, incorporating elements from the Floridian flag, itself based on the former Spanish flag, into their designs.

Historical

Georgia

Historical

Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

Historical

Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

Historical

New Jersey

Historical

New Mexico

Several of the New Mexican city flags include the Zia sun symbol and Spanish symbolism, both of which are seen on the State Flag of New Mexico

New York

Some city flags of New York, such as that of Albany and New York, feature colors from the Dutch Prince's Flag in their designs, due to the prominence of the Netherlands in the history of New York.

Historical

North Carolina