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Chilean Symbols

Easter Island Easter Island
  • Bird: Andean Condor
  • Coat of Arms:

    chile coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: Chile's coat of arms is made up of a figurative background divided in two equal parts: the top one is blue and the bottom, red. A five pointed white star is in the center of the shield. On the right is a condor, the most significant bird of prey from the Andes, and on the left is a huemul, the most singular and rare mammal of the Chilean territory. Both animals have on their heads the navy's golden crown which is a symbol of the heroic deeds of the Chilean Navy in the Pacific Ocean.

    Atop the shield stands three feathered crests; each feather bearing one color: blue, white and red. This crest was a symbol of distinction that former Presidents of the Republic used to wear on their hats. Underneath the coat of arms there is a white band with the motto: "Por la Razón o la Fuerza" ("By reason or by force").
  • Flag of Chile
  • Flower: Copihue
  • Motto: "Por la razón o la fuerza." "By right or might."

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