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Flag of Small Chilean FlagChile

Formal Name: Republic of Chile
Local Name: Chile
Local Formal Name: República de Chile
Region: South America
Associations: Andean Community of Nations, Union of South American Nations, United Nations
Capital City: Santiago
Main Cities: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Concepción
ISO 3166 Code: CL
Population: 16,885,000
Area: 756,950km²
Currency: 1 Chilean Peso = 100 centavos
Languages: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
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Flag of Chile

Date Flag first adopted: Ocotber 18th, 1817
Description: 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. Note: design was influenced by the US flag