Flag of South Carolina (South Carolina)

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Background knowledge

The South Carolina flag has a dark blue background with a white crescent in the upper left corner. A white palm tree (Sabal palmetto) is depicted in the center, representing Fort Moultrie, as the fort's foundation was built on palm tree trunks.

The flag was officially adopted on January 28, 1861. North and South Carolina were a colony until 1729 and were named in honor of Charles IX of France, Charles I and Charles II of England. Carolina comes from the Latin word 'Carolinus' and is derived from 'Carolus', which translates as Charles.

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