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Flag of Chile
Flag of Chile

The national flag of Chile was adopted in 1817.

Appearance

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.

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