Flag of Chile


The national flag of Chile was adopted in 1817.

Flag of Chile

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The flag shows two equally horizontal bands of white (top right); and red (bottom). There is a blue square (left of the white band). The squrare is the same height as the white band. The square shows 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 the blood of Chilean patriots who fought for independence.
  • White: represents the snow of the Andes mountains.
  • Blue: represents the blue of the skies.
  • White star: stresses the fact that Chile is an unitarian republic. (a political system in which the central government controls its republic).

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

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