55 Interesting Facts About Texas That You Should Know

Last updated on April 18th, 2020

8 Facts about Texas Flag

1. The flag is commonly known as the “Lone Star Flag” because it has a lone star. Hence, the state’s nickname, “The Lone Star State.”

2. The “Lone Star Flag” has a width to length ration of two to three. The blue vertical stripe has a width equal to one-third of the length of the flag. There are two horizontal stripes that are each equal to the two-third of the length of the flag. The upper horizontal stripe is white and the lower one is blue. There is a white, regular five pointed star which is located in the center of the blue stripe. The star is oriented so that one point faces upward and sized so that the diameter of a circle passing through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths the width of the blue stripe.

Texas state flag

3. Among many other limitations on the display of the flag, according to the Texas statute, the flag when displayed should not touch anything beneath it, including the ground or floor. It should not be used as bedding or drapery.

4. Unfortunately, the actual designer of the flag is unknown.

5. The exact shades of red, white and blue are same as those of the flag of the United States. Blue stands for loyalty, white for purity and red for bravery.

6. The flag was ranked second in a national survey by the scholarly North American Vexillological Association, ranking all 50 state flags. New Mexico took first.

7. It is one of the only state flags that was also the flag of a country (it was the flag of the Republic of Texas). The Republic of Texas adopted the flag on January 25, 1839.

Flag of Chile
The National flag of Chile. Image credit – CIA

8. The Chilean flag looks very similar to the Texas flag.