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Terre Haute, Indiana (U.S.)

Vigo County

Last modified: 2012-03-14 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Terre Haute, Indiana] image by Eugene Ipavec, 9 May 2009

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Description of the flag

Darrel Zeck, Director of Public Affairs, City of Terre Haute, Indiana, sent me the following description of the flag: "The flag is white, with the seal centered in the flag. On a 3' x 5' flag, the seal is 30" in diameter" (5/6 height). Attached were also photo of the flag and b/w version of the city seal.

About the city:
"Terre Haute is a city in Vigo County, Indiana near the state's western border with Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 59,614 and its metropolitan area had a population of 170,943. The city is the county seat of Vigo County and the self-proclaimed capital of the Wabash Valley.

The name of the city is derived from the French phrase terre haute (pronounced [tɛʁot] in French), meaning "high land". It was named by French explorers in the area in the early 18th century to describe the plateau-like rise of land next to the Wabash River. When the area was claimed by the French and English, these highlands were considered the border between Canada and Louisiana." - from Wikipedia:,_Indiana.

Valentin Poposki, 8 May 2009

Detail of Seal

[Seal of Terre Haute, Indiana]