Flag of Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City
Flag of Kansas City, Missouri
UseCivil and state flag Small vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flagSmall vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flagReverse side is mirror image of obverse side
AdoptedFebruary 9, 2023; 14 months ago (2023-02-09)
DesignTwo horizontal bicolor of red, and blue with a white stylized Emblem of KC centered on the two bands.
Designed byJared Horman

The Flag of Kansas City, or the KC Flag, is a city flag for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. It consists of 2 horizontal bars, red above blue, with a white stylized heart emblem. It is the 7th city flag for Kansas City.

It was designed by Jared Horman. The current flag was adopted by a 10–1 vote by the City Council on February 9, 2023.[1] Proponents of the new design cite the flag's improved "visibility and ease of identification and production."[1]

Past Flags[edit]

The first flag of Kansas City, was adopted in 1913. It was pennant shaped. It contained the Seal of Kansas City. The seal featured a shield with the incorporation date of 1850 inside it, and 5 stars on the top of the shield. The Shield was surrounded on the top by a curved Kansas and below by a curved City. That was encircled by a loral, and the words "A Good Place to Live".

The third flag adopted in 1944, was a traditional flag shape. It was a navy and white tricolor, with the updated city seal in the middle. This seal featured the "Scout" statue in silhouette, above a red heart, encircled by the words "Kansas City" and "Missouri" separated by two stars. The fourth flag was adopted in 1972, and featured the KC Bicentennial Seal or "Paper Clip Seal" on a white field with two vertical bars on the end. In 1992 this version updated the seal to the fountain emblem, and added the words, City of Fountains Heart of the Nation above the emblem. and Kansas City, Missouri below it.[2] Just a few years later, the flag was updated again, to reflect the French Tricolor representing the connection to the French fur traders along the Missouri River.


The current flag has meaning in various parts of its design. For example, the red bar on top represents the kindness and warm heartedness of the people of Kansas City. The blue bar on the bottom represents the nearby Missouri River. The white emblem in the center is a fountain, representing how Kansas City is the city of fountains. The emblem also has a vague heart silhouette, showing how Kansas City is the heart of the nation, and again alluding to the compassion of the citizens of Kansas City. [1]


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  1. ^ a b c "Kansas City has a new flag: What it means". 9 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Kansas City just got a new flag. What does the redesign mean… and is it any good?". 9 February 2023.