The Arkansas state flag displays a white diamond on a red
field. The white diamond is a bordered by a band of blue containing twenty-five stars.
The Arkansas state flag has the state name centered in the diamond. Three stars are
placed below the state name and one is centered above the state name.
The colors of the Arkansas state flag, red, white, and blue associate the state with the
USA. The three stars below the name represent the three countries the territory belonged
to the year Arkansas was acquired by the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase and that
Arkansas was the third state created from the purchase. Additionally on the Arkansas
state flag, the two stars below represent the twin states, Arkansas and Michigan, both
admitted to the Union at about the same time. The single star above the state name
represents Arkansas' membership in the Confederate States of America. Twenty-five stars
in the blue band represent Arkansas as the twenty-fifth state admitted to the union. The
diamond signifies Arkansas as the only diamond producing state in the nation.