by: Adriana and Maddie
Location and History
Chile is located in the Southern Hemisphere, in the continent of South America. Chile is located west of Argentina. Valparaiso is around 70 miles northwest from the capital city, Santiago. Valparaiso, Chile was first populated by the Changos, an ethnic group dedicated to fishing and gathering. Spanish explorers arrived in 1536, on a ship sent by Diego de Almagro, He was considered to be the first European explorer of Chile.
The most frequently spoken language in Valparaiso is Spanish.
The climate in Valparaiso is generally considered to be Mediterranean, with rains restricted exclusively to the winter season.
People in Valparaiso usually dance to the peasant style, ballroom style, and also the cueca brava.
The population of Valparaiso is 253,580 according to 2012.
The natural resources are: textiles, chemicals, cement, fish processing, and thermoelectric power.
The most popular sports in Chile are football (soccer) and tennis.