Chile Facts

Chile Facts

Chile, known officially as the Republic of Chile, is a South American country which is the long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. See the fact file below for more information about Chile.

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

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