Flag of Atacama Region

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Flag of Atacama Region

Flag of Atacama Region

The Flag of the Atacama Region serves as a key regional symbol for the Chilean Atacama Region.

The flag of the Atacama Region’s origins can be traced back to 1859 during the Chilean Revolution, a period marked by the conflict between liberal rebel forces and the national government. Although the revolutionaries were eventually defeated, the flag remained dormant until recent times.

Officially adopted in 1997 by the Regional Government of Atacama, the regional flag is mandated to be hoisted on the premises of the Regional Government and any other location where its duties are carried out, under regional regulations.

Flag of Atacama Region
Flag of Atacama Region

Design & Symbolism

The design features a blue field with a prominent yellow star positioned at its centre.

The exact creator of the flag remains unclear, it is often attributed to Pedro León Gallo Goyenechea, the leader of the rebel forces.

The symbolism behind the star and colours reflects the secularist and liberal ideology championed during the rebellion.

Official Flags of Regions of Chile

Only five out of the sixteen regions of Chile that officially adopted regional flags, these regions include; Atacama, Conquimbo, Los Lagos, Los Ríos and Magallanes.

Learn More About The Flags of the Regions of Chile