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Olympia, Washington (U.S.)

Thurston County

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[Flag of Olympia, Washington] 2:3 image(s) by permission of David B. Martucci
image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright.



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Current Flag

Text and image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) from American City Flags by permission of David B. Martucci.

Design

The field of Olympia’s flag is white. In the hoist half is the city’s ovoid logo, about 1 unit high and 1.5 units wide on a field of 2:3 units. The logo is divided more or less in half horizontally. The upper half shows Washington’s state capitol toward the fly against snow-capped mountains in the background toward the hoist. A blue sky fills in the top of the logo behind the mountain peak and capitol dome. A chartreuse sward runs from the capitol to the hoist in front of the mountains. Across the center of the logo in front of the capitol is a swath of bluish green suggesting the capitol grounds. Below, in the remainder of the logo, is a section depicting water in two shades of blue—across an azure blue field, two pairs of dark blue parallel lines, one near the top and the other near the bottom, running horizontally to suggest ripples on the water. On the fly half of the field is centered City of over OLYMPIA, in slightly larger letters, all in dark blue.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

The logo depicts a picturesque view of the statehouse amid the natural beauty surrounding Washington’s state capital, situated on the southern end of Puget Sound beneath the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Selection

The flag was developed by the staff at city hall after the adoption of the logo in 1988.
Flag adopted: 1988 (unofficial).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Designer

The logo was designed by CM3 Associates of Olympia, a graphic design firm.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003


Detail of logo

[Logo on Flag of Olympia, Washington] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 April 2008