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Flag of California

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Flag of California

The Bear Flag is the official flag of the state of California. The precursor of the flag was first flown during the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and was also known as the Bear Flag.

The modern state flag is white with a wide red strip along the bottom. There is a red star in the upper left corner and a grizzly bear facing left (toward the hoist) in the center, walking on a patch of green grass. The size of the bear is 2/3 the size of the hoist width and has a ratio of 2 by 1. The grass plot has a ratio of 10 to 1. The five-point star is actually taken from the California Lone Star Flag of 1836.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Flags.

Flag of California is part of the U.S. State Flags group.

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