By Cassie Juberien

The area of Chile

Chile is 302,778 square miles, twice the size of California.

National Anthem

The Chile National Anthem is based upon Chile's landscape and religion.

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The Capital

The Capital of Chile is Santiago.

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Desert; fertile valleys; volcanoes; lakes; rugged mountains and coastlines.

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The climate of Chile is arid to the Mediterranean. Chile can also be cool and damp.

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The population of Chile is approximately 16.8 million.

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Ethnic Group

Mestizo, Caucasian, and indigenous.


The main language in Chile is Spanish.

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Major Industries

Mineral refining; metal manufacturing; food processing; fish processing; paper and wood products; and finished textiles are some of the major industries in Chile.

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Wheat; fish; potatoes; corn; sugar beets; onions; beans; fruits; livestock.


In Chile the currency used is peso's.


63% Christian (Catholic), 15% Protestant, 18% Atheist, 4% other.

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Historical Facts

Spaniard, Pedro de Valdivia, founded Chile's capital, Santiago.

Chile won it's independence from Spain in 1818.

Spaniard Pedro de Valdivia

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Chile has a multiparty democracy.

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Famous Actor

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi is a famous actor from Chile.

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Famous Singer

Antonio Prieto is a famous singer from Chile.

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Famous Athlete

Adan Vergara is a famous soccer player from Chile.

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Chile's current president is Sebbastian Pinera.

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Chile's Flag

White- snow of the Andes

Red- represents the blood of the patriots who fought for independence

Blue- blue of the skies

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Fun Facts about Chile

Chile is home to one of the world's largest deserts; the Atacama Desert.

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Brunswick Peninsula is the southernmost tip of South America, which is located in Chile.

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In Chile, wearing a ring on your left hand indicates that you're married.

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Famous Artist

A famous artist from Chile is Roberto Matta.

Vina del Mar

Vina del Mar has long white sandy beaches that stretch across the Pacific coast of Chile. A big tour site is a large flower clock known as "Reloj de Flores", that has its numbers made up of flowering plants.


Valparaiso is one of Chile's most important seaports. Valparaiso is nicknamed "The Jewel of the Pacific" for its improvised urban design and unique architecture.
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