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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

The famous British street artist Pure Evil paints a mural in Valparaiso - Chile Travel

The famous British street artist Pure Evil paints a mural in Valparaiso

The distinguished British street artist Charlie Uzzell, better known as Pure Evil, painted a mural..

30/10/2014
The Atacama Desert among the 10 regions to visit this 2015 - Chile Travel

The Atacama Desert among the 10 regions to visit this 2015

The world´s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet chose the Atacama Desert for its next..

28/10/2014
Chile was chosen among one of the best places to travel solo around the world - Chile Travel

Chile was chosen among one of the best places to travel solo around the world

The Travel + Leisure magazine came up with a ranking of the 20 best places..

22/10/2014
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