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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

Chile is one of the 10 countries with the highest tourism growth in the world - Chile Travel

Chile is one of the 10 countries with the highest tourism growth in the world

The British newspaper, The Telegraph, drew up a ranking of the 17 countries in the..

4/02/2016
10 Romantic Trip Ideas to inspire you to visit Chile - Chile Travel

10 Romantic Trip Ideas to inspire you to visit Chile

Chile’s well known internationally for its adventure tourism activities, for wonders of the natural world..

2/02/2016
Valparaíso ranked one of the 50 most beautiful cities in the world by Condé Nast Traveler - Chile Travel

Valparaíso ranked one of the 50 most beautiful cities in the world by Condé Nast Traveler

The city of Valparaíso, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, has acquired..

28/01/2016
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