United States Flag

United States FlagCountry: United States

Official Country Name: United States of America

Capital: Washington D.C

Continent: North America

Flag Name: Old Glory, Star and Stripes

Flag Design: 13 horizontal stripes of equal size colored red and white along with a blue rectangle in canton(upper-left portion). The canton consists of 50 five-cornered stars in total 9 rows. The stripes represents the 13 British colonies that declared independence in 1776 from the British Empire. 50 stars in the canton represents 50 states of America.

Designed by: Francis Hopkinson

Adopted on: 4th July, 1960

Amazing Fact: The flag was initially adopted on 14th June, 1777 but it had 13 stars. The current version was adopted in 1960.