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Chile Flag

Chile Flag

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Our Chile flags are made in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags

 

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History of the Chile Flag

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The original coat of arms that featured at the centre was removed in 1834.
Technical Specifications
Adopted18th October 1817
Proportion2:3
DesignA white and red horizontal bicolour with a blue square in the top left corner inside of which is a white five-pointed star.
Colours
PMSBlue:286CRed:032
Brief History

The first flag flown in Chile was the war flag of the Mapuche. The flag is a plain blue field with a white eight-pointed star, called guñelve in the centre. At this time the burgundy cross flag was flown by the invading Spanish army in Chile.

When the Spanish took control of Chili in 1785 the country adopted the Spanish national flag. At the time it was a horizontal banded red-yellow-red flag with the Spanish coat of arms in the centre left.

When Chile gained independence in 1812 ‘Patria Vieja’ flag was adopted. This was a simple blue, white and yellow horizontal tricolour. The English translation of Patria Vieja is ‘our fatherland’.

An alternative Patria Vieja flag was also chosen that reverses the white and blue bands and adds the Chilean shield and Cross of Santiago in the top left hand corner.

In 1814 the Army of the Andes were holding military campaigns in Chile. The flag flown was a white and blue bicolour with the coat of arms of Argentina in the centre.

In 1817 the national flag of Chile was changed again to a blue-white-red horizontal tricolour and in 1918 a new tricolour was proposed with the blue and white bands swapped and a white five-pointed star in the centre.

In 1818 the flag was changed again to feature a white and red horizontal bicolour with coat of arms in the centre and a blue square with white five-pointed cross in the left hand corner. The coat of arms was removed in 1934 and is still flown today. The flag can be displayed either horizontally or vertically.

The Coat of Arms of Chile

The Coat of Arms of Chile was adopted in 1834. It features a gold-bordered blue and red bicolour shield with white star. On left hand side is a crowned huelmul and the on the right hand side is a crowned condor. Above are blue, white and red feathers and below is a banner stating “BY REASON OR FORCE”.

The Flag of the President of Chile

The Flag of the President of Chile is the national flag with the coat of arms at the centre.

The Flag of the Chilean Navy

The Flag of the President of Chile is the national flag with the coat of arms at the centre.

Flag of the Mapuche Territories

Each Mapuche territory in Chile has a specific flag. Here are some examples.

The Flags of the Regions of Chile

Each region of Chile has a specific flag. Here are some examples below.

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