Open main menu

Flag of Chile

flag
Flag of Chile

The national flag of Chile was adopted in 1817.

AppearanceEdit

The flag shows two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red; there is a blue square the same height as the white band at the hoist-side end of the white band; the square bears a white five-pointed star in the center.

Protocol dictates that it can hang horizontally or vertically, but the star must always be located in the top-left corner.

The colors have meanings:

  • Red: represents blood of patriots who fought for independence.
  • White: represents snow of the Andes.
  • Blue: represents the blue of the skies.
  • Single star: stresses the fact that Chile is an unitarian republic.

Note: the Chilean flag is similar to the flag of the state of Texas.

Related pagesEdit

Other websitesEdit