The Indianapolis flag is made up of 4 components: a prominent white star, a white circle with red background, 4 white stripes and 4 blue quadrants.

The white star represents the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument which provides a definitive focal point for the city. The white circle with red background represents Monument Circle where the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument resides. The horizontal white stripe symbolize East and West Market Street and the vertical stripe symbolize North and South Meridian Street. Finally, the blue quadrants depict the city's residential areas.