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Valparaíso region (Chile)

Región V de Valparaíso

Last modified: 2006-09-30 by antónio martins
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  • Valparaíso region, official administrative map
    reported by António Martins, 25 Apr 2004

About the flag and coat of arms

Valparaiso region has a different flag and arms. Source: Flag Report 10 [frp]
Jaume Ollé, 24 Jun 2003

Valparaíso historical flag?

Valparaíso h. flag
image by Ivan Sache, 22 Jan 2001

It is from Norie/Hobbs, 1848 [noh48a]. Only information is the caption «Valparaiso».
Jarig Bakker, 21 Jan 2001

Red and white horizontal bi-colour (reverse to current Chilean national flag) with a white 5 pointed star in square canton; proportion 2:3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 Jan 2001

I believe that is a mistake. [It is the] Chilean flag seen in Valparaiso, or perhaps a variation (very frequent) of the chilean flag.
Jaume Ollé, 21 Jan 2001

Possibly this flag was really in use, as there was some trouble in Valparaiso to get the Chilean flags from Santiago, so the authorities in Valparaiso made them themselves. Maybe Norie-Hobbs [noh48a] used the differentiation as they knew that the Chilean flag hoisted in Valparaiso did not look like those flags hoisted in Santiago.
Ralf Stelter, 21 Jan 2001

The 1868 Dutch flag book shows a white five-pointed star in blue canton red over white.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 Jan 2001

The source is right, the flag but has a canton of black! Although in the scan it seems to be darkest blue, the authors had a grid of horizontal and vertical lines in the canton!
Ralf Stelter, 21 Jan 2001

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