Flag of New Orleans

The municipal flag of New Orleans is the representative banner of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The flag has a large white field that contains three gold fleurs-de-lis and is bordered on the top by a red stripe and from below by a blue stripe. The presence of the fleur-de-lis, a stylised depiction of a flower and a traditional French symbol, demonstrates the city's French heritage and strong ties to France.

History

The official flag of the city of New Orleans was named by the city council in 1918.[1]

Meaning

The white field is the symbol of government, the blue stripe represents liberty, and the red stripe represents fraternity. The white field is five times the width of the stripes. The three fleurs-de-lis grouped in triangular form represent New Orleans under the principles of government, liberty, and fraternity. The red, white, and blue colors of the flag appear in the flag of the United States, as well as in the flag of France.[1]

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