Description of the flag
The flag consists of a rectangular cloth of red color with a narrow blue stripe on the right edge. In the center is a blue circle with a white border, inside the circle the three white stars are placed. The stars are placed in a way the line drawn through the centers of any two stars is not parallel to the sides of the flag.
The symbolism of the flag
Three stars symbolize the three main parts of the state — East, Middle and West Tennessee. The blue circle in which the stars are placed symbolizes the unity of the state. Blue stripe in the free part, according to Colonel Leroy Reeves, the author of the flag has a decorative function. In October 1917 the National Geographic magazine mistakenly reported that the stars symbolized the state of Tennessee as the third state to become part of the United States, after the original thirteen.
The emblem, depicted in the center of the flag, is used as the symbols of many large companies ( such as the first Bank of Tennessee) and sports teams of the state ( such as the football team of Tennessee Titans).
Total area:109,152 km2
Formation:1. 6. 1796