The Chile flag was officially adopted on October 18, 1817. Its proportion is 2:3 and it consists of three colors: red, white, and blue. It is made up of two horizontal bands, with a blue square in the upper left corner. Inside of the square rests a white star.
The Chile flag has its share of symbolism. The red represents blood shed for independence. The blue stands for the sky. The white stands for the snow covered Andes Mountains. The star represents honor and progress.
The nation used two tricolor flags before the current flag. One was white, yellow, and blue. The other was red white and blue. Each of these Chile flag designs consisted of three even width horizontal bars. The nation is located in southwestern South America.
The largest city and capital city is Santiago. The Chile flag belongs to a nation whose national anthem or song is titled “Himno Nacional de Chile”. The national motto or slogan is “By right or might”. The currency used is the Peso.
Some interesting facts about Chile:
religion: Roman Catholicism 70.1%, Evangelical 15.0%, other Christian .9%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, others 4.5%, no religion 8.4%
languages: Spanish (the official language), Mapudungun, English, German
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