Chile flag information
Description flag of Chile
two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red; 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 representing a guide to progress and honor; blue symbolizes the sky, white is for the snow-covered Andes, and red represents the blood spilled to achieve independence
design was influenced by the US flag
Related country flags
Official country name
Republic of Chile
Republica de Chile (long)
Chilean(s) (noun) Chile (adjective)
Spanish (official), Mapudungun, German, English
16,454,143 ranked 62, (data 2008)
strategic location relative to sea lanes between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage); Atacama Desert is one of world's driest regions. The lowest point is Pacific Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 6,435 km.
6,339km, Argentina 5,308 km, Bolivia 860 km, Peru 171 km.
15 regions (regiones, singular - region); Aisen del General Carlos Ibanez del Campo, Antofagasta, Araucania, Arica y Parinacota, Atacama, Biobio, Coquimbo, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Los Lagos, Los Rios, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Maule, Region Metropolitana (Santiago), Tarapaca, Valparaiso
the US does not recognize claims to Antarctica
18 September 1810 (from Spain)