State flag of Illinois

Illinois United States of America Flag

Land of Lincoln; Prairie State; The Inland Empire State

Illinois is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It shares borders with Wisconsin to the north, Indiana to the east, Kentucky to the southeast, Missouri to the west, and Iowa to the northwest. The capital city of Illinois is Springfield, while the largest city is Chicago.

The flag of Illinois consists of a white field with the state seal in the center. The seal features a bald eagle with a red ribbon in its beak that reads “State Sovereignty, National Union.” The eagle holds a shield with thirteen red and white stripes representing the original thirteen states, and above it is a blue horizontal band with the state motto, “State Sovereignty, National Union.”

State Song: “Illinois”

Motto: “State Sovereignty, National Union”

Where is Illinois on the US Map?

Illinois IL United States of America
American State names abbreviated

Capital Date Admitted to UnionPopulation (State Ranking)Area (State Ranking)Flag Adopted
SpringfieldDecember 3, 1818 (21st state)Approximately 12.8 million
(6th largest)
57,915 square miles
(25th largest)
July 6, 1915

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