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Chile is a long, narrow country that extends from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean on the southwest side of South America, from latitude 17° 30' S in the Altiplano to 56° 30' S at the far end of continental Chile and 90° S in its Antarctic territory.

Chile has a unique geography: its territory includes Easter Island, in Polynesia, 3,700 km from the mainland, as well as territory in Antarctica (Chile Antártico, 1,250,000 km2). Continental and insular Chile, which includes the mainland and offshore islands and archipelagos, covers 756,096 km2.

Chile's main territory is roughly twice the size of Germany and consists of a strip of land 4,200 km long and 90 to 440 km wide. In the far south, the land is transected by hundreds of islands and fiords.

Santiago is the country's capital and largest city in terms of population and employment, with 6,061,185 inhabitants as of the 2002 census. Located on parallel 33° S, at roughly the same latitude as Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Santiago is the country's main political, economic, cultural and industrial center. It is the gateway to Chile and one of the most modern capital cities on the continent.

History and News in Chile

10 things that you should know about Chile’s vineyards - Chile Travel

10 things that you should know about Chile’s vineyards

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Stand Up Paddle, a way to “surf” with an oar, finds its way to the lakes and rivers in Chile - Chile Travel

Stand Up Paddle, a way to “surf” with an oar, finds its way to the lakes and rivers in Chile

Have you always dreamed of surfing, even though your balancing skills seem to be working..

26/02/2016
Tapati Rapa Nui 2016 and the 50 years union between island and mainland - Chile Travel

Tapati Rapa Nui 2016 and the 50 years union between island and mainland

“Tapati Rapa Nui” means “Semana de Rapa Nui” in Spanish (Rapa Nui Week), but the..

26/02/2016
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