Flag of Alaska
This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Flag of Alaska.
The flag of the state of Alaska consists of eight gold stars, forming the Big Dipper and the North Star, on a dark blue field. The Big Dipper is an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major which symbolizes a bear, an animal indigenous to Alaska. As depicted on the flag, its stars can be used as a guide by the novice to locate Polaris and determine true north, which varies considerably from a magnetic north.
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.
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