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The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the Union.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner.


Flag of the United States sections
Intro  History  Symbolism  Design  Display and use  Folding for storage  Use in funerals  Similar flags  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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