The St. Petersburg city flag is yet another city flag that was created via a city flag design contest. The original flag design consisted of a gold background with blue borders. At the center of the flag was a palm tree, a sun, a white poinsettia and a pelican. The St. Petersburg city flag has changed twice since the original design but has remained the same since its last update in 1983. The current St. Petersburg city flag features five horizontal lines of equal length and different color. The color meanings go as follows; orange and red represent the sun, green for land, and blue for water. At the center of the flag you will see the pelican that was featured in the original St. Petersburg city flag design. The current design is considered to be one of the most colorful flag designs in the entire world.
About the city of St. Petersburg
The city of St. Petersburg is the fourth largest city in the state of Florida with a population of about 250,000. St. Petersburg is located across the Tampa Bay from the city of Tampa Bay along the western edge of Florida. The city is commonly referred to as the “Sunshine City”, which is appropriate since it is located in the Sunshine State of Florida. The city’s motto is “Always in Season” because of the gorgeous weather all year long. The city averages about 360 days of sunshine per year. For this reason, the city has become one of the most popular retirement destinations in the United States.
St. Petersburg Fun Facts
- Petersburg holds the record for most consecutive days of sunshine – 768.
- Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, is located in St. Petersburg – not Tampa Bay. Despite the great weather in St. Petersburg, this is a closed sports
- Nearby Ft. Desoto Park beach is known as “America’s Top Beach”.
- The city is sometimes referred to as “God’s Waiting Room”. This is because many of the residents are retirees who are in the latter stages of life.