Chile Facts

Chile Facts
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Capital
Santiago

Population
15,498,930 (July 2002 est.)

Area
total: 756,950 sq km
land: 748,800 sq km
note: includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and Isla Sala y Gomez
water: 8,150 sq km – slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana

Type of Government
Republic

Money
Chilean peso (CLP)

Climate
temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south

Primary Language
Spanish