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Imperial Beach, California (U.S.)

San Diego County

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[flag of Imperial Beach, California] image located by Dave Fowler, 24 July 2019

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Description of the flag

In going through the minutes of various city council meetings for the city of Imperial Beach, California, I found reference to a discussion as to who was to carry the municipal flag in processions. The City Clerk is unaware, however, that there is an Imperial Beach city flag.
Ron Lahav, 18 November 2004

Imperial Beach has a flag, consisting of the city seal on a white field:

There also appears to be a logo flag, also on a white field:

Dave Fowler, 24 July 2019


[City Seal] image located by Dave Fowler, 24 July 2019


The website at shows a busy seal with a lot going on. A circular format is edged by two golden chains at both the exterior and interior. On a white background the outer ring contains the words 'CITY OF IMPERIAL BEACH' in dark blue block letters at the top of the ring. At each side is a similarly colored five-pointed star. At the bottom of the outer ring the words 'INCORPORATED JULY 18, 1956' are similarly written. The central image is separated from the interior border of the outer circle by a blank space extending around the entire interior circumference of the outer ring. The principal background color of the central image is ultramarine, and this also serves as an illustration of the Pacific Ocean (q.v.). At the top of the central image the words 'MOST SOUTHWESTERLY CITY' are written in dark blue block letters, with 'IN CONTINENTAL U. S.' in thinner and smaller dark blue letters immediately beneath. In the immediate foreground is a dark blue ribbon wound around respectively a golden torch on the right and a golden trident on the left. The words 'IMPERIAL BEACH' are written in white block letters across the face of the ribbon. In the middle of the central image is a large circle bordered gold, and the center of this circle contains a white sky with a golden sun at its center. The base of the circle is a dark blue horizon consisting of a mountain range seen from the sea; this horizon acts as a fess between the two halves of the circle. The space between this horizon and the dark blue ribbon described earlier is the same shade of ultramarine as the rest of the background color of the central image and represents the Pacific Ocean; on it is a stylized outline in B&W of a sailboat scudding before the wind.
Ron Lahav, 16 November 2004