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Miami, Florida (U.S.)

Miami-Dade County

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[Miami, Florida] 2:3

image(s) by permission of David B. Martucci
image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright.


 


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Current Flag

Text and image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) from American City Flags by permission of David B. Martucci.

Design

The flag of Miami is a horizontal tribar of equal orange, white, and green stripes. In the center is the city seal, nearly as wide as the height of the white stripe. A ring formed of two green concentric circles with an outer beveled edge on the larger circle forms the outer part of the seal. In the white ring at 9 and 3 o’clock are small orange five-pointed stars, pointing upwards. Curved clockwise above between the two stars is THE CITY OF MIAMI, and below, counterclockwise, DADE CO. FLORIDA, all in orange. In the center of the seal, occupying most of its white field, is a green palm tree with eight fronds, on a green mound. Below the leaves, and bisected by the tree’s trunk is INCORPORATED (divided between the “P” and the “O”), and below that, 1896 (divided between the “8” and the “9”), all in green.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

Orange is said to represent the orange industry for which Florida is famous; the green is for the lush, tropical foliage of the city.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Selection

The city commission asked the Miami Women’s Club to submit a design for a city flag.
Flag adopted: 13 November 1933 (official).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Designer

Charles L. Gmeinder, Jr.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

More about the Flag

The palm tree on the city’s seal originally had seven fronds, but was changed following the adoption of a new charter in 1921.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003