The St. Louis City Flag

Image of the St. Louis city flag.

The St. Louis city flag focuses on its geographical location with its city flag design concept. The St. Louis city flag design features a red background with blue and white lines connecting at a fleur-de-lis. This particular symbol represents the city’s French heritage. The blue and white lines symbolize the intersection of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers at the city center. The St. Louis city flag was designed by a professor from Yale University and it was ranked as one of the top five city flags in the United States. We also rated it as one of the most unique city flags.

About the city of St. Louis

St. Louis is the second largest city in the state of Missouri with a population of about 315,000. The city borders the state of Illinois and the greater metro area includes cities that reside in Illinois. The city is famous for the Gateway Arch, one of the most famous monuments in the country. Travelers would often pass through St. Louis on their way to west coast during the California gold rush, which gave the city the nickname “The Gateway to the West”. Modern day St. Louis relies on its economic presence in the manufacturing, transportation, trade and service industries. St. Louis is also a good sports town with sports teams in 3 of the 4 major professional sports. Their pro sports teams include the Cardinals (baseball), the Rams (NFL football), and the Blues (hockey).

Image of the St. Louis arch.

St. Louis Fun Facts

  • The ice cream cone was invented here by a vendor who ran out of ice cream cups.
  • The state of Missouri is neighbored by 8 states, which is tied with Tennessee for the most borders.
  • The tallest man in the history of the world was from St. Louis. He stood 8 feet 11 inches tall.
  • Anheuser Busch is the largest brewery in the United States and it is located in St. Louis.
  • Of all the monuments in the United States, the Gateway Arch is the tallest at 630 feet tall.


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