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The flag shows two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red; there is 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.
Protocol dictates that it can hang horizontally or vertically, but the star must always be located in the top-left corner.
The colors have meanings:
- Red: represents blood of patriots who fought for independence.
- White: represents snow of the Andes.
- Blue: represents the blue of the skies.
- Single star: stresses the fact that Chile is an unitarian republic.
Note: the Chilean flag is similar to the flag of the state of Texas.