Chile

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Capital of Chile: Santiago, Land and water that border Chile: With a toothy coastline of almost 4,000 miles, pencil-thin Chile is wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Andes, the world's longest mountain range. , Terrain: low coastal mountains, fertile central valley, rugged Andes in east , Area and population: From north to south, Chile extends 4,270 km (2,653 mi), and yet it only averages 177 km (110 mi) east to west. 17,094,270.

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Culture: Chile has historically been a country of emigration but has slowly become more attractive to immigrants since transitioning to democracy in 1990 and improving its economic stability (other regional destinations have concurrently experienced deteriorating economic and political conditions). , Activities to do:Chile offers an enormous range of outdoor activities, including volcano-climbing, skiing, surfing, white-water rafting, fly-fishing and horseriding. , Climate: temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south

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Description of flag: The flag is modeled after the U.S. Stars and Stripes. Blue represents the color of the high-mountain skies, white is symbolic of the snow in the Andes Mountains, and red symbolizes the blood shed during the long fight for freedom. , Economy: Chile has a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade and a reputation for strong financial institutions and sound policy that have given it the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America. Exports of goods and services account for approximately one-third of GDP, with commodities making up some three-quarters of total exports. , Government: Civil law system influenced by several West European civil legal systems; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Tribunal.