Flag of Mississippi

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Mississippi flag consists of two composite parts of two flags. It is joined from the former Confederate battle flag, however the upper red stripe on the flag was changed to blue. The other part is from the flag of the Former West Florida, where Mississippi was part of the territory from 1803 to 1817. The 13 stars are meant to represent the 13 founding states.

Mississippi's flag was adopted on February 7, 1894. Mississippi translates to 'father of water' and comes from an Indian tribe. It got its name from the Mississippi River, whose name was used for the territory by Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle in 1695.

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