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USA Flag & Country Facts

USA Flag & Country Facts

Posted By: EF Published: 04/08/2017 Times Read: 630 Comments: 0

Flag Facts: The United States of America

 

Population: 323,995,528 (4th largest)

Government: Constitutional federal republic

Independence Day:  July 4, 1776

Flag Nickname: “Old Glory”

 

The US flag has 13 equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white to honor the 13 original colonies and a blue rectangle in the upper left corner bearing 50 stars—one for each state.

The colors of the flag symbolize some of the fundamental principles shared by Americans throughout history:

  • Blue: Loyalty, devotion, truth, justice, friendship
  • Red: Courage, zeal, fervency
  • White: Purity, rectitude of conduct


Did you know…

The US flag design has been used as the basis for a number of other countries’ flags, including Chile, Liberia, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico.

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