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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 Huilo Huilo Reserve receives international recognition - Chile Travel

The Huilo Huilo Reserve receives international recognition

Huilo Huilo, a biological reserve situated in the Los Rios Region amidst the Patagonian Andes,..

24/11/2014
Santiago is getting ready to host the 2015 Lollapalooza with an incredible lineup - Chile Travel

Santiago is getting ready to host the 2015 Lollapalooza with an incredible lineup

With all the energy that characterizes Santiago, we are preparing ourselves for the fifth version..

18/11/2014
Scientific tourism in Aysen - Chile Travel

Scientific tourism in Aysen

Without a doubt this area of the Chilean Patagonia is a pristine location that..

13/11/2014
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