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Map of Chile

Area in square kilometers

756,950 km2
Chile (Listeni /ˈtʃɪliː/), officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: República de Chile ( listen)), is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Pacific coastline of Chile is 6,435 kilometres (4000 mi). Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas and Easter Island.
The shape of Chile is a distinctive ribbon of land 4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi) long and on average 175 kilometres (109 mi) wide.
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En 1810, comenzó el proceso de la autodeterminación de Chile, con el establecimiento de la Primera Junta de Gobierno, iniciando un periodo conocido como Patria Vieja, que duraría hasta el Desastre de Rancagua en 1814, cuando las tropas realistas reconquistarían el territorio.
Aunque Chile y Bolivia firmaron tratados de límites en 1866 y 1874, no lograron resolver sus disputas y, el 14 de febrero de 1879, Chile desembarcó sus tropas en el puerto de Antofagasta, iniciando las acciones militares contra Bolivia.
En 1978, Chile y Argentina se enfrentaron en el llamado conflicto del Beagle, por el dominio de las islas Picton, Lennox y Nueva, que estuvo a horas de provocar una guerra entre ambos países, siendo detenido por la mediación del papa Juan Pablo II.
1 tennis player from Chile and the first Latin American female to win a Grand Slam singles championship. She won the U.S. Championships in 1937, defeating Jadwiga Jędrzejowska in the final 6–4, 6–2.
San Martín, freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence.
a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1945.
center-right "Alliance for Chile" (or “Alianza”), which includes the National Renewal Party and the Independent Democratic Union. The Communist Party joined the Humanist Party and a number of smaller parties to form the "Together We Can" coalition in 2004.
The northern Chilean desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper, but also gold, potash, and lithium salts. The central area dominates the country in terms of population and agricultural resources.
Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. The Andes Mountains are located on the eastern border.
SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's government is moving up winter break at more than 200 schools occupied by student protesters who are demanding improvements in the education system.
Chile's government is moving up winter break at more than 200 schools occupied by student protesters who are demanding improvements in the education system.
gives Chile the intimacy of a backyard (albeit one fenced between the Andes and the Pacific). What’s on offer? Everything. With easy infrastructure, spectacular sights and hospitable hosts, the hardest part is choosing an itinerary.
But don’t forget that Chile is as much about character as it is setting. Its far-flung location fires the imagination and has been known to make poets out of barmen, dreamers out of presidents and friends out of strangers.
Chile, is under threat from the ongoing volcanic activity of the nearby Chaitén volcano. Any travellers visiting the Los Lagos region should exercise caution and monitor news reports. Check Safe Travel for current government warnings, or the BBC for news on the situation.
Map of ChileMap of Chile President: Sebastián Piñera (since 2010) Land area: 289,112 sq mi (748,800 sq km); total area: 292,260 sq mi (756,950 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 16,746,491 (growth rate: 0.8%); birth rate: 14.
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One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes. In the north is the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert, and in the center is a 700-mile-long (1,127 km) thickly populated valley with most of Chile's arable land.
* Chile can withstand U.S.
Chile grew at 5.2 percent last year, recovering well from a 2009 earthquake, but growth has accelerated further this year, with 9.8 percent recorded in the first quarter. The central bank recently raised growth estimates for 2011 to between 6 and 7 percent.
Larrain said Chile had tried in recent years to diversify exports, especially to other Latin American states, which now are a bigger export destination than the euro zone. The world's No.
Chilean Minister of Economy Juan Andres Fontaine Talavera yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with both Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Technology Innovation Center.
He said Chile is offering subsidies and preferential policies for the establishment of clean energy, bio-technology, and information technology firms in the South American country.
Chile, known as The Thin Country, extends along the Pacific Coast of South America, from the rain forests of Patagonia in the South to the desert of Atacama in the North. The cosmopolitan capital of Santiago is edged by the snow-capped Andes Mountains.
Chile is home to the world's largest copper producer. Salmon farming, viniculture and agriculture are also among the country's most important industries. A magnitude-8.8 earthquake on Feb.
rattled Chile's interior and its coastline, killing hundreds of people, toppling apartment buildings and bridges and stirring up powerful waves that wiped away entire fishing villages as they pounded the southern coast of the country.
Chile (officially, Republic of Chile) narrowly stretches along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The bordering countries are Peru in the north and Argentina and Bolivia to the east.
Although Chile declared independence in 1810, decisive victory over the Spanish was not achieved until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879–83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its present northern regions.
however, a Center-Left Chilean administration came into power after he stepped down when he lost a national referendum. The new government of Patricio Aylwin thought it sensible to maintain free market policies that present-day Chile still harbors.
Chile May Attract Over $50 Billion Investment In Next Decade-Antofagasta - By Andrea Hotter Published June 28, 2011 | Dow Jones Newswires * Print * Email
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Chile is set to attract over $50 billion in potential investments over the next decade, the chairman of Antofagasta PLC (ANTO.LN) said Tuesday.
company's diversification out of Chile, Luksic said the operations offer "significant opportunities." "Reko Diq offers significant opportunities-but so too does it offer challenges in a country without the history of mining that Chile has," he added.
Santiago de Chile on Saturday in support of gay rights in the annual March for Sexual Diversity. * Comment Tweet The march sought to galvanize support for Chile’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
protect LGBT Chileans and recognition of civil unions for homosexual couples, a campaign promise of President Sebastián Piñera.
“The situation here in Chile is that homosexuals still have very little acceptance by society because it’s a very conservative state with a very influential Catholic Church,” she said.
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