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Oakland, California (U.S.)

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[flag of Oakland, California] by Michael Smuda, 21 October 1998

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This is the flag of Oakland, California, the county seat of Alameda County and the first city in the county to have an official flag. The flag was adopted in 1952 for the centennial celebration of the founding of the city and was the result of a contest netting a $200 prize for artist George W. Laakso of the neighboring community of San Leandro.

As seems to be the nature of municipal flags in this area, there does not appear to be an official description of the flag with details as to proportion and shade

Michael Smuda, 21 October 1998