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CHILE

Location: South America
Capital:
Santiago ( 4.700.000 inhab.)
Main Cities:
Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Concepción
Population:
15,200,000
Area:
756,626 km2
Coin:
1 Chilean peso = 100 centavos
Languages:
Spanish
Religions:
Roman Catholic, Protestant
The Independence's Year:
1818
Mountains:
Andes ( Aconcagua 6959 m. e Ojos del Salado 6863 m)
Rivers:
Loa, Bìo Bìo

 

 

It's one of the longest states of the world, in fact it middly extends for around 4.300 kilometers with a wide band 170 kilometers between the sea and the Andean watershed.
Its geographical conformation, from a tropical zone up to the Earth of the Fire, it originates a great variety of landscapes and climatic environments.
It's the most evolved state and organized of the sudamerica, also thanks to long periods of constructive democracy, only interrupted by the long and hard dictatorship of the August general Pinochet between 1973 and 1988.
The highway Pan-American crosses him/it for 3369 kilometers from Arica, to the border with Peru, up to Puerto Montt, to the beginning of the patagonian region.
It also belongs to Chile the splendid Island of Easter (Rapa Nui), in the ocean Pacific to over 2.500 kilometers from the Chilean coast.

* Information and news of every kind (and photographic documentation) about Chile are to disposition of the partners of the Worldwide Geographic Academy: info@accademiageograficamondiale.com
 
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Il Deserto dell'Atacama

 

Guanachi al pascolo Atacama Cristalli di neve sull'Ojos del Salado Il Cile settentrionale

Il Deserto dell'Atacama Montagne cilene Lago salato Pista nel deserto