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Flag of Chile

The flag of Chile consists of two equal horizontal bands of white and red, with a blue square the same height as the white band in the canton, which bears a white five-pointed star in the center. It was adopted on 18 October 1817. The Chilean flag is also known in Spanish as La Estrella Solitaria (The Lone Star).

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.

The star may represent a guide to progress and honor while other interpretations refer to its reference to an independent state; blue symbolizes the sky and the Pacific Ocean, white is for the snow-covered Andes, and red stands for the blood spilled to achieve independence.

According to the epic poem La Araucana, the colors were derived from those from the flag flown by the Mapuche during the Arauco War. "Flag Day" is held each year on the ninth of July to commemorate the 77 soldiers who died in the 1882 Battle of La Concepción.

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Flag of Chile

Country - Chile

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile , is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1250000 km2 of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Argentina 
  •  Bolivia 
  •  Peru 

Language

Flag of Chile (English)  Bandiera del Cile (Italiano)  Vlag van Chili (Nederlands)  Drapeau du Chili (Français)  Flagge Chiles (Deutsch)  Bandeira do Chile (Português)  Флаг Чили (Русский)  Bandera de Chile (Español)  Flaga Chile (Polski)  智利國旗 (中文)  Chiles flagga (Svenska)  チリの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Чилі (Українська)  Национално знаме на Чили (Български)  칠레의 국기 (한국어)  Chilen lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Chili (Bahasa Indonesia)  Čilės vėliava (Lietuvių)  Chiles flag (Dansk)  Chilská vlajka (Česky)  Şili bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Чилеа (Српски / Srpski)  Tšiili lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Čile (Slovenčina)  Chile zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Čilea (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติชิลี (ไทย)  Čīles karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία της Χιλής (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Chile (Tiếng Việt) 
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