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About Chile

We invite you to learn more about Chile and its unique features!

Chile has beautiful landscapes and a large variety of touristic places to visit. Due to its geographical diversity, the country’s territory includes the driest desert on the planet, as well as snow-capped mountains and a long coastline. Its 4,329 kilometers length makes Chile the longest and also the narrowest country in the world, with an average width of only 180 kilometers.

Climate conditions are also diverse, from hot temperatures in the north, mild in the center, and cold in the south. The insular territory includes several islands, such as the famous Easter Island. The Chilean population is over 19,000,000 inhabitants, according to data from the abbreviated Census of 2017.

It is administratively divided into 15 regions, and its capital city is Santiago. The official language is Spanish, the currency is the Chilean peso (CLP) and the country’s telephone code is 56. Its most populated regions are the Metropolitan Region, the Biobío Region and the Valparaíso Region.

Chile is also ranked as one of the safest and most stable countries in Latin America. Each city has its own attractions and places to visit, and we invite you to check them out at:


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