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Little Rock, Arkansas (U.S.)

Pulaski County

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[Flag of Little Rock, Arkansas] image by Arnaud Leroy

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Description of the flag

My home city, Little Rock has a flag with stripes of green, yellow and blue on a white field. There is a seal in the centre, with a rock, and a state map and star locating Little Rock. The words, "City of Little Rock" and "Arkansas" are around the seal. The flag flies above the city government buildings, like the courthouse, city hall, and even Robinson Auditorium, one of our main concert venues. There are also flags flying above some of our finer hotels. The flag is common.
Adam Sorrells, 9 March 2001

Symbolism of the flag

The clean white background of the banner represents the optimism and open potential that the City has to offer. The royal blue horizontal stripe symbolizes the Arkansas River which borders Little Rock and has served as an economic and historical emblem since the City's beginning. The ...cross... symbolizes the location and stature of Little Rock... a city serving not only as the crossroads of Arkansas, but a crossroads of the mid-southern ...States as well. The strong forest green color depicts the fields, parks and forests which contribute to the natural beauty of the City. The razorback red silhouette of the ...State of Arkansas shows her capital, the City of Little Rock, represented by the centered star. The star rises directly above "Little Rock" [the mound or rock pile] ... protruding cliff along the Arkansas River ... The Arkansas River [the level background] behind the rock and the symmetrical oak leaves in the border of the seal are a stylized illustration of what the flag's stripes represent ... the natural beauty of the City. Finally, the golden yellow color of the seal and the bordering stripes symbolize the superior economic history, and the future economic potential that is available in the City of Little Rock...

Source: the ordinance of adoption, Ordinance No. 15,566, as quoted in American City Flags, NAVA, 2003
Adopted 18 Oct 1988; Design: David Wilson
Jarig Bakker, 31 May 2004

City Coat of Arms

[Coat of Arms of Little Rock, Arkansas]

Variant flag

[Variant flag of Little Rock, Arkansas] image located by Valentin Poposki, 5 August 2010

A variant of the flag of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas is the city seal on a white background:

"City employees Leland Couch (left) and Ron Ross hoist the Little Rock flag over La Petite Roche during a dedication ceremony Wednesday for the city's namesake. City parks and recreation workers have improved the area surrounding the local landmark over the past year to increase its prominence. ( Lewis Delavan photo)"
Valentin Poposki, 5 August 2010