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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

Araucania Andina: a voyage that passes through the Sollipulli glacier and volcano - Chile Travel

Araucania Andina: a voyage that passes through the Sollipulli glacier and volcano

One of the most spectacular views in the Araucania, our IX region, is from the..

2/03/2015
The Chilote Culture is present in Castro - Chile Travel

The Chilote Culture is present in Castro

One of the most emblematic festivals took place in the Island of Chiloe towards the..

24/02/2015
Wine Harvest: Tradition-filled festivities of Chilean wine - Chile Travel

Wine Harvest: Tradition-filled festivities of Chilean wine

Celebrating wine harvests is a highly popular event, where preparations begin with the coming of..

23/02/2015
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