Long form: Republic of Chile - República de Chile
Short form: Chile
33 27 S, 70 40 W
Because of the distance between the mainland and Easter Island, Chile uses 4 different UTC offsets
- The mainland uses UTC-4, and in summer as daylight saving time UTC-3.
- Easter Island uses UTC-6, and in summer as daylight saving time UTC-5.
Daylight Saving Time
+1hr, begins second Sunday in October; ends second Sunday in March. Note: Because of the earthquake Chile still has not change back the time.
Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red; 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 representing a guide to progress and honor; blue symbolizes the sky, white is for the snow-covered Andes, and red represents the blood spilled to achieve independence