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Chile is located in South America, a thin, narrow strip of country that borders the Pacific Ocean on its hundreds of miles of coastline, and nestled on its northern, northeastern and eastern borders by Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, respectively. Chile is known for its mountains, gorgeous scenery, the Atacama Desert to the north, miles of pristine beaches, and beautiful interior.
Chile is also known for its Andes mountains and over three dozen active volcanoes, most especially Volcano Llaima, the country's most active. Volcanic activity and earthquakes are relatively common in Chile.
Population and Language
The Chilean people speak the official language of Spanish throughout the country, although German and English is also spoken as well as small smatterings of indigenous dialects. The country is home to 17 million inhabitants, with cities offering large clusters of population with less dense populations scattered throughout rural and coastal communities.
Religion in Chile is mostly Roman Catholic and other Christian denominations including evangelical.
Major Cities and Tourist Destinations
Santiago is the capital of Chile and most populated city. Tourists flock to the country’s coastal cities every year to escape colder climes and enjoy the pristine waters of the South Pacific. The most popular tourism destinations in Chile include Valparaiso, San Antonio, Concepcion and Puerto Montt.
Santiago, its capital city, is home to nearly six million inhabitants, while Valparaiso is home to just over 850,000 inhabitants. Visitors to Chile can look forward to a number of things to do, including:
- Lounge on the beach at Vina del Mar
- Fish off the coast of Chile for day or multi-day adventures
- Kayak Futaleufu
- Visit the Laguna San Rafael National Park
The climate in Chile can be quite diverse, but it's typically mild along the coast lines, with warmer temperatures in the northern deserts, Mediterranean type climate in the central areas, and humid, cooler and damp in the South. Chile is a land of massive and rugged Andes Mountains along its eastern borders, and low coastal mountains along the ocean side, with fertile valleys found throughout the length of central Chile.
The main currency in Chile is the Chilean peso. Chile relies heavily on imports, and exports account for nearly one third of Chile’s GDP. The GDP of Chile is approximately U.S. $300 billion, which relies on agricultural products, fruits, vegetables, livestock and poultry, as well as mining industries, textiles, wood and wood products. Chile exports approximately U.S. $81 billion of commodities a year, mainly in foodstuffs, paper, wine, and chemicals. Chile imports approximately U.S. $70 billion a year in commodities such as telecommunications and electrical equipment, vehicles, industrial machinery, and petroleum products.
Chile is home to nearly 80,000 kilometers of paved roadways, and 7,000 kilometers of railway lines. Numerous airports throughout the country offer easy access to locations throughout the country. In the cities and rural areas surrounding cities and along the coastline, car hires are also popular, and the easiest way to get around if you have some sightseeing to do. Major airports in Chile include but are not limited to the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, the Valparaiso Airport in Valparaiso, and the Cerro Moreno International Airport in Antofagasta.
The Teniente R. Marsh Airport located in the Antarctic and Magallanes region serves Antarctica, and is a popular jumping off point for individuals working, researching, or exploring Antarctica.
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