The San Antonio city flag is one of the most basic city flag designs in the United States. However, the basic design does not detract from its value or meaning. The San Antonio city flag is blue on the left half, and red on the right, with a large white star occupying the center of the flag. The Texas lone star is a staple of many city flags in the state of Texas. At the center of the lone star is San Antonio’s most famous historical monument, the Alamo. The San Antonio city flag was designed and unofficially adopted in 1935, but was not officially adopted until 1976.
About the city of San Antonio
Despite lacking a major downtown district, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and the second largest city in the state of Texas with a population of 1.4 million. San Antonio’s economy is largely focused on military, health care, energy and financial services. Four of the top six largest companies in San Antonio are in the fuel/energy industry – making the city an energy giant. The city is also home to one of the most successful franchises in all of sports – the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. With numerous festivals, events and historical features – San Antonio is Texas’ top tourist attraction.
San Antonio Fun Facts
- The city has one of the most unique tourist attractions in the country, the River Walk (image below). The River Walk is below street level and is lined with restaurants and shops.
- San Antonio is also home to one of the most historic monuments in the United States, the Alamo.
- San Antonio has been one of the fastest growing cities in the past century, averaging roughly 20% population increases decade over decade.
- The city averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
- San Antonio is an extremely family friendly city that features America’s third largest zoo, Six Flags Fiesta, and Sea World.