The national symbol of Chile consists of two horizontal stripes and a blue square at the upper part with a star inside. The flag has not been changed for two centuries.
The national colors reflect the most valuable for each citizen resources and things. Thus, snow white represents the Andes; Scarlet-is a test and war, passed for the freedom of the country; Blue-is a symbol of a clear sky; The five-pointed star is a symbol of the guide, indicating the path to the glory and success of the state.
The first flag of Chile appeared on July 4, 1812. It was different from the modern national symbol. However, the current flag of the country was approved only five years later. It was invented in the form in which he is now known as a military engineer, but not the engineer who sat in the headquarters, and actively participated in the hostilities for independence. His name was Antonio Arcos. The official coat of arms was adopted 22 years later and became the second important national Symbol of Chile. The flag never changed thought the leaders and politic regimes changed it many times but nobody dared to change the flag the patriots shed their blood for.
Total area:1,138,910 km2
Formation:20. 7. 1810
Currency:colombian peso (COP)
By continents:South America,