Chile

The Capital of Chile is Santiago

2 major cities are:

Puente Alto


Maipu

History

Chile was controlled by another country.


Chile was controlled be Spain.


Chile gained independence in 1810.


Chile is not controlled by another country today.


Chile's official language is Spanish.

Geographical Information

Chile is in southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru.
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Physical Features

Andes Mountains


Divided into 5 regions: the far north, the near north, central Chile, the south, and the far south


Vegetation, and fauna

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Political and diplomacy Information

Chile has a Republic government


The leader of Chile is Michelle Bachelet


Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its

status as a stable, democratic nation

Economic and trade information

The currency in Chile is Chilean peso


The economic system for Chile is Capitalism

Imports

Chile imports: petroleum, petroleum products, chemicals, electrical and telecommunications equipment, industrial machinery, vehicles, natural gas


Chile imports from the U.S., China, Argentina, and Brazil

Exports

Chile exports copper, fruit, fish products, paper and pulp, chemicals, and wine


Chile exports to China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Brazil

Tourist Information

People should visit Chile because of the unique landscape, the culture, and the people.


People should go see the capital Santiago because the snow capped Andes Mountains outline this large city, Santiago is Chile's business center.


People should go to Antofagasta because each year on February 14, people wear masks and costumes to celebrate the city's rich history. It is called annual colorful celebration. Antofagasta only has 20 cloudy days a year.

Santiago

Annual colorful celebration