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About Flag of Chile

Two vertical bars of white and red makeup Chile’s national flag. Over the white band, in the top left corner of the flag, is a blue square with a white five-pointed star in the center.

The snow-covered Andes mountain range is shown by the white portion of the Chilean flag. The crimson stripe on the flag symbolizes the sacrificed blood made by Chile’s national heroes throughout the protracted fight for independence. The blue square represents Chile’s magnificent blue sky, while the white star represents pride and honor.

The first flag of Chile was adopted in 1817 after it achieved independence from Spain. The current version of the flag was adopted in 1912.

Facts about Chile flag

Country Chile
Designed by Ignacio Zenteno or Gregorio de Andía y Varela.
Adopted 18. October 1817
Revision NA
Design and Colors It has a 3:2 ratio between length and width, it is divided horizontally into two bands of equal size (being the lower red). The upper area is divided once: in a square (blue), with a single centered white star; and rectangle (white), whose lengths are in proportion 1:2.
Size Ratio 2:3
Official Name: Republic of Chile
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: October 18, 1817
Location: Located in South America bordered by Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina
Capital City: Santiago de Chile
Major Cities: Los Lagos, Atacama, Coquimbo, Magallanes
Area: 291,930.4 square miles
Population: 17,224,200
Currency: Peso (CLP)
Official Languages: Spanish, Castilian
National Anthem: Himno Nacional de Chile
National symbol(s): goat (north), lion (south)
National colors: blue, yellow, red
National anthem:
Name: “La Tchadienne” (The Chadian)
Lyrics/Music: Louis GIDROL and his students/Paul VILLARD