The flag of Minnesota – the symbol of one of 50 US states.
The flag of Minnesota consists of a blue field and state seal in the middle. The seal is surrounded by the flowers on the blue background. The year of joining the USA (1858), the year of establishing the Fort Snelling (1816), and the year of adoption of the first flag (1893) are depicted on the flag in a red ribbon surrounding the image in the middle and on the top of it. The nineteen stars in the circle surrounding the seal represent that Minnesota was the 19th state to join the USA. The star on the top of a circle symbolizes the North Star and Minnesota itself. The motto of the state written in French, “L’étoile du Nord” (“the star of the North”) is placed on the top of the seal in a red ribbon. Minnesota is known as a “The North Star State.”
The present-day flag of Minnesota was authorized in 1957. However, this flag is rather considered as redesigned previous one.
Capital city:St. Paul
Total area:225,163 km2
Formation:11. 5. 1858