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About the Flag of Florida
The term 'Five Flags of Florida' refers to the five nations, which have ruled over Florida at some point of time. The five countries are: Confederate State of America, USA, Great Britain, France and Spain.
The seal of Florida, which features at the centre of the diagonal cross, contains many images, which represents the state. The seal contains sunrays, a sabal palmetto palm tree, an Indian woman scattering flowers, a sailing steamboat, plan trees, rivers and lakes. The words 'Great Seal of the State of Florida: In God We Trust' encircle the seal.
Florida Flag History
The original design of Florida's flag was changed in 1985 to adapt the corrected state seal. Governor Francis P. Fleming suggested in the 1980s that the red diagonal cross be added to the flag, so that it does not look like a white flag hanging on a pole.
Last Updated : March 14, 2015