About Flag of Chile
The national flag of Chile consists of two vertical bands of white and red. At the top left hand corner of the flag, over the white band, is a blue square which contains a white five-pointed star.
The white part of the Chile flag represents the snow covered Andes mountain range. The red band in the flag represents blood shed by the national heroes in the prolonged struggle for freedom in Chile. The white star is a symbol of honor and pride and the blue square signifies the clear blue skies of Chile.
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.
|Official Name:||Republic of Chile|
|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|
|Official Languages:||Spanish, Castilian|
|National Anthem:||Himno Nacional de Chile|
|National symbol(s):||goat (north), lion (south)|
|National colors:||blue, yellow, red|
|Name:||“La Tchadienne” (The Chadian)|
|Lyrics/Music:||Louis GIDROL and his students/Paul VILLARD|
Facts about Chile flag
|Designed by||Ignacio Zenteno or Gregorio de Andía y Varela.|
|Adopted||18. October 1817|
|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.|