The flag of Chile comprises two equal horizontal band of the colours white (top) and red (bottom) with a blue square on the flag hoist side of the white band, inside which sits a white coloured five pointed star. The flag's proportions are 2:3. The flag of Chile was officially adopted on 18 October 1917. The flag of Chile is also known as "La Estrella Solitaria" (translating from Spanish as "The Lone Star").
The Chilean flag holds various symbolism within its colour scheme and design features. The colour red is believed to represent the blood spilled by the Chilean people in order to achieve their freedom and independence. The colour white is believed to represent the snow covered Andes region of Chile. The colour blue is believed to represent the skies over Chile whilst the star within the blue is believed to represent progress and honour.
A row of Chilean flags flying in Puerto Montt, Chile