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The Cincinnati flag is made up of 4 components: a white background, 6 navy blue wavy lines, the city's seal and a red 'C' with a cluster of 5 buckeye leaves on top of it.

The wavy lines represent the Ohio River, upon which Cincinnati is bordered and serves as the most prominent feature of the city. The city seal of Cincinnati is made up of 4 representative images as well as the words "Juncta" which means to join and "Juvant" which means to help or assist (loosely translated as 'It's better to work together'). The winged rod represents commerce, the serpents represent wisdom, the sword represents authority and power and the scales represent justice. The 5 buckeye leaves represent the state of Ohio as the Buckeye tree is the official state tree.

Fun Facts

  • The Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball team were the first professional team in the country. In 1869, they amassed a record of 57 wins and 1 tie which is the best record of any professional baseball team in history
  • Cincinnati was the first major inland city of the United States. It wasn't until the switch from steamboats to railroads in the late 19th century that it was surpassed by other burgeoning metropolises such as Chicago
  • Cincinnati was originally called 'Losantiville' but the name was changed to honor the Society of the Cincinnati which in itself honored the general George Washington
  • George Washington was compared to the Roman dictator 'Cincinnatus' who was a farmer and had been called upon to be the dictator. Cincinnatus came into office, defeated the imminent threat of the neighboring Aequians (people who lived around the central Apennines) and then resigned 16 days later to go back to his farm
  • The Cincinnati Fire Department was the first in the country with full-time paid firefighters
  • Cincinnati is home to such corporations as Proctor and Gamble, Kroger, Macy's, American FInancial Group, Convergys, Fifth Third Bank and E.W. Scripps
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