The flag of Denver is the official flag
of the City and County of Denver
. It was designed by a North High School
student, Margaret Overbeck, and adopted in 1926. A zigzag
white stripe horizontally separates a red field below from a blue field
above, in which is centered a yellow circle, together forming a stylized depiction of the Sun
in a blue sky above snow-capped mountains. The color yellow symbolizes gold in the state's hills, and red the colored earth to which the word ''colorado'' refers. The circle's centered position symbolizes Denver's central location within the state. The white zigzag symbolizes Colorado's Native American
In a review by the North American Vexillological Association
of 150 U.S. city flags, the Denver city flag was ranked third best, behind the flags of Washington, D.C.
. "2004 American City Flags Survey"
North American Vexillological Association press release, 2 October 2004
In heraldic vexillology, the flag is blazoned ''Per fess dancetty of two azure and gules a fess dancetty of two argent in chief a bezant''.
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