Chile Flag Facts
Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Chile Flag
Chile's flag was designed by either Ignacio Zenteno or Gregorio de Andia y Valela. The flag was officially adopted on October 18, 1817.
Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Chile Flag
The design of the National Flag of Chile can be described as having two equal horizontal bars, the upper bar being white and the lower bar being red. In the upper hoist canton, over the white bar, features a blue square. Within the blue square, a five pointed white star takes central position.
Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Chile Flag
During Chile’s struggle for independence, the Chilean government called for a flag to represent the nation of Chile. The first flag design was a horizontal tricolor consisting of blue, white and yellow bands. It was first flown in 1812.
Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Chile Flag
A second flag was instituted in 1817, with a design that replaced the yellow stripe with the color red. The second flag was replaced in 1817 by the current flag of Chile as its similarities with the flags of France and the Netherlands caused some confusion.
Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Chile
The colors of the flag of Chile are interesting as they reference various historical events and geographical features of this South American country. The color red represents the blood spilt during Chile’s battle for independence, the color white represents the snow that falls on the Andes mountain range, the color blue symbolizes the sky and the Pacific Ocean on which Chile shares a coastal border, and the star represents guidance and honor.