Flag of Chile

When I tuned in to the rescue of the Chilean miners, I wondered why the Texas flag was everywhere. It didn't take me long to realize that it was the flag of Chile. The flag of Chile is very similar to the Texas flag. CultureGrams helped me see that I wasn't completely off my rocker.

CultureGrams is a great resource to learn about countries of the world and also about the states of our Union (and, for that matter, the provinces of Canada.) 

Learn more about Chile. See the flag and maps, listen to the national anthem and read about the history, the people, the customs, the lifestyle and even a few recipes that those miners can enjoy again now that they're back above ground.

CultureGrams can be found in the Research section under Homework, under Maps & Geography or in the Databases A-Z alphabetical list. Library card required.

Written by Janet on October 13, 2010


Anonymous on October 19, 2010


Very cool.

Jay on October 27, 2010

In reply to by Anonymous


I am from Texas and for split second I too thought it was the flag of my home state. My first thought was, "Oh, maybe they supplied some equipment in the attempt to save the miners." But then the camer panned out and I was able to see the whole flag. Ah...


I'm glad I wasn't the only one! I thought the same thing you did at first, that the rescue equipment or workers were from Texas. I wonder if there are any other "pairs" of similar flags?

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