The flag of Michigan – the symbol of one of 50 US states.
The field of the flag is blue with the state coat of arms which appear on both sides of the Michigan flag. The seal consists of a man holding a gun. He symbolizes the ability to defend and a desire for peace. Four animals are depicted on the flag: two moose, an elk and a bald eagle. First three represent Michigan whereas the eagle symbolizes the USA. On the top of the flag above the eagle the Latin inscription is placed, “E Pluribus Unum” (“From many to one”) symbolizing the unity of many different states. The Latin word, “Tuebor” is written inside the seal meaning “I Will Defend” refers to Michigan ability to protect the state. Below the seal in a white ribbon, the phrase, “Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice” (“If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you”) is put. The last inscription is also a Michigan state motto.
The current flag of Michigan was adopted in 1911. It is the third state flag of Michigan.
Total area:250,488 km2
Formation:26. 1. 1837