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El Monte, California (U.S.)

Los Angeles County

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[flag of El Monte, California] image provided by Christopher Cotton, 22 January 2009

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Description of the flag

A 1:3:1 horizontal triband, blue-white-blue, with Friendly and El Monte written on the blue bands and the city seal on the white.

The El Monte city website provides in its Civic Code a precise and detailed description of its city seal. as follows:
Section 1.08.010 City seal
There shall be provided for the city a common seal of which the City Clerk shall be the custodian and which shall be of the description following, to wit:
A circular space of two inches in diameter, around the upper circumference of which shall be the words "City of El Monte" with two stars on each side of the phrase. Around the lower circumference shall be the words [sic] "California". Inside of such words shall be a circle seven thirty-seconds inches in width. Inside the circle shall be the words "End of the Santa Fe" in the upper circumference, and the word "Trail" in the lower circumference. A yellow ribbon seven thirty-seconds inches in width will span horizontally across the entire width of the seal and will have words which read "Inc. 1912". The interior diameter of the seal shall be one inch and three-sixteenth in width and contains a covered wagon; a trail; a structure situated on green hills, and brown mountains located against light blue sky and white puffy clouds. This common seal of the city shall be hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the "city seal".

Ron Lahav, 25 September 2004