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image located by Valentin Poposki, 27 August 2005
A diagonally divided red over blue flag, separated by a white wavy line. In the upper hoist a gold sun with the word "Natchez" written on it. Around the perimeter, a gold rim.
Natchez City FlagNed Smith, 27 August 2005
The City flag has a length that is one and one-half times its width. The field is divided diagonally, red over blue, and is separated by a white convex wave. It is surrounded by a yellow border. In the canton of the red field, a yellow sun-disc proudly displays “Natchez” in stylistic, cursive script.
The colors of the flag recall the French, Spanish, English, United States and Confederate States occupation. The convex wave represents the river that has played such a major part in her history and prosperity. The sun-disc symbolizes the Native Americans that inhabited the area and gave their name to the city. The colors are representative of the golden wealth of the city, the red blood of her people who made Natchez such a vibrant place, and the blue representing the spirit of unity in her people, making a brighter future through civic pride.