Banner o Chile

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The naitional banner o Chile, consists o twa unequal horizontal baunds o white an red an a blue square the same height as the white baund in the canton, which bears a white five-pointit starn in the center. It wis adoptit on October 18, 1817. The Chilean banner is an aa kent as (Spainyie) La Estrella Solitaria [1] (Inglis: The Lone Star).

The starn represents a guide tae progress an honor; blue seembolizes the sky an the Paceefic Ocean, white is for the snaw-covered Andes, an red staunds for the blood spilled tae achieve unthirldom.[2]

Accordin tae the epic poem La Araucana, the colors wur derived frae those frae the banner flown bi the Mapuche durin the Arauco War. "Flag Day" is held each year on the nint o Julie tae commemorate the 77 soldiers who dee'd in the 1882 Battle o La Concepción.

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  1. Claudio Navarro; Verónica Guajardo. "Símbolos: La Bandera" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on April 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  2. "The CIA World Factbook". Retrieved 21 April 2010.