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About Chile in detail
Where is Chile?
Chile, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 33 27 S 70 40 W otherwise in South America, in Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru.
What is the capital of Chile?
The capital city of Chile is: Santiago.
What is the time in Santiago?
It is 2 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Santiago is: UTC-3.
What is the Internet code for Chile?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Chile is: .cl
What is the size of Chile?
The territory of Chile is total: 756,102 sq km; land: 743,812 sq km, water: 12,290 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Chile is slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Chile, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 7,801 km.
What is the water coverage of Chile?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Chile is covered by water (see below), and this includes 6,435 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Chile?
The climate of Chile is temperate: desert in north: Mediterranean in central region: cool and damp in south.
Geographical data of Chile
The elevation of Chile; mean elevation: 1,871 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Nevado Ojos del Salado 6,880 m.
The typical geographical details of Chile include low coastal mountains, fertile central valley, rugged Andes in east.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Chile is the longest north-south trending country in the world, extending across 39 degrees of latitude; strategic location relative to sea lanes between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage); Atacama Desert - the driest desert in the world - spreads across the northern part of the country; the crater lake of Ojos del Salado is the world's highest lake (at 6,390 m).
Resources and land use of Chile
The country’s main mined products are copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 21.1%; arable land 1.7%; permanent crops 0.6%; permanent pasture 18.8%; forest: 21.9%; other: 57% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Chile
The number of inhabitants of Chile is 17,650,114 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that 90% of the population is located in the middle third of the country around the capital of Santiago; the far north (anchored by the Atacama Desert) and the extreme south are relatively underpopulated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 89.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Chile is concentrated in SANTIAGO (capital) 6.507 million; Valparaiso 907,000; Concepcion 816,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Chile
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: white and non-indigenous 88.9%, Mapuche 9.1%, Aymara 0.7%, other indigenous groups 1% (includes Rapa Nui, Likan Antai, Quechua, Colla, Diaguita, Kawesqar, Yagan or Yamana), unspecified 0.3% (2012 estimate).
Spoken languages in Chile
The spoken languages in Chile are the following: Spanish 99.5% (official language), English 10.2%, indigenous 1% (includes Mapudungun, Aymara, Quechua, Rapa Nui), other 2.3%, unspecified 0.2%. Note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2012 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Chile?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 66.7%, Evangelical or Protestant 16.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, other 3.4%, none 11.5%, unspecified 1.1% (2012 estimate).
Further population data of Chile
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 20.27% (male 1,825,115 / female 1,751,977) 15-24 years: 15.45% (male 1,391,522 / female 1,335,933) 25-54 years: 43.17% (male 3,804,037 / female 3,816,114) 55-64 years: 10.6% (male 880,014 / female 990,969) 65 years and over: 10.51% (male 776,340 / female 1,078,093) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Chile is 0.8% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Chile the birth rate is 13.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Chile the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Chile, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Chile are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Chile
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its 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 aFrom 2003 through 2013, real growth averaged almost 5% per year, despite the slight contraction in 2009 that resulted from the global financial crisis. Growth slowed to an estimated 1.7% in 2016. A continued drop in copper prices prompted Chile to experieChile deepened its longstanding commitment to trade liberalization with the signing of a free trade agreement with the US, which took effect on 1 January 2004. Chile has 22 trade agreements covering 60 countries including agreements with the EU, Mercosur,The Chilean Government has generally followed a countercyclical fiscal policy, accumulating surpluses in sovereign wealth funds during periods of high copper prices and economic growth, and generally allowing deficit spending only during periods of low coIn 2014, President Michelle BACHELET introduced tax reforms aimed at delivering her campaign promise to fight inequality and to provide access to education and health care. The reforms are expected to generate additional tax revenues equal to 3% of Chile’.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Chile is $234.9 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Chile is 1.7% (2016 estimate) 2.3% (2015 estimate) 1.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Chile this is $24,000 (2016 estimate) $23,800 (2015 estimate) $23,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Chile produces?
The main agricultural products of Chile are grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans; beef, poultry, wool; fish; timber.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles.
Drinking water source in Chile
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.7% of population, rural: 93.3% of population, total: 99% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population, rural: 6.7% of population, total: 1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Chile
In Chile the average number of childbirth is 1.81 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Chile
The average age of the population is total: 34 years; male: 32.9 years, female: 35.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Chile it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Chile is 0.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Chile a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Chile
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Chile density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Chile the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Chile the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Chile is 28.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Chile? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Chile are severe earthquakes; active volcanism; tsunamisvolcanism: significant volcanic activity due to more than three-dozen active volcanoes along the Andes Mountains; Lascar (elev. 5,592 m), which last erupted in 2007, is the most active volcano in the northern Chilean Andes; Llaima (elev. 3,125 m) in central Chile, which last erupted in 2009, is another of the country's most active; Chaiten's 2008 eruption forced major evacuations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Cerro Hudson, Calbuco, Copahue, Guallatiri, Llullaillaco, Nevados de Chillan, Puyehue, San Pedro, and Villarrica.
More interesting facts about Chile
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca ruled northern Chile while the Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its 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. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche were brought under central government control. After a series of elected governments, the three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador ALLENDE was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by General Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was inaugurated in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, contributed to steady growth, reduced poverty rates by over half, and helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Chile: 18 September 1810 (from Spain).
The flag and other symbols of Chile
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red; a blue square the same height as the white band at the hoist-side end of the white band; the square bears a white five-pointed star in the center representing a guide to progress and honor; blue symbolizes the sky, white is for the snow-covered Andes, and red represents the blood spilled to achieve independence. Note: design was influenced by the US flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Chile: huemul (mountain deer), Andean condor; national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Chile
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Chile?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Chile is civil law system influenced by several West European civil legal systems; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Tribunal.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Chile, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of the Senate or Senado (38 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote to serve 8-year terms with one-half of the membership renewed every 4 years) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (120 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote to serve 4-year terms); note - in both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, the party winning at least two-thirds of the votes is entitled to 2 seats in the constituency; if it obtains less than two-thirds of the votes, it is entitled to 1 seat with the remaining seat awarded to the next highest winning partyelections: Senate - last held on 17 November 2013 (next to be held on 15 November 2017); Chamber of Deputies - last held on 17 November 2013 (next to be held on 15 November 2017)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - New Majority Coalition (formerly known as Concertacion) 19 (PDC 6, PS 6, PPD 6, MAS 1), Coalition for Change (formerly known as the Alianza coalition) 15 (RN 6, UDI 8, Amplitude Party 1), independents 4; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - New Majority 68 (PDC 21, PS 16, PPD 14, PC 6, PRSD 6, Citizen Left 1, independents 4), Coalition for Change 47 (UDI 29, RN 14, independents 3, EP 1), Liberal Party 1, independents 4note: In January 2015, the Chilean Congress voted to end the binomial system that was put in place under Gen. Augusto PINOCHET; the Congress also voted to expand its size and establish rules to ensure that there is equitable gender representation; the new electoral system will be put in place in 2017.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Chile
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Chile the labor force is 8.777 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Chile is total: 6.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 7.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 6.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Chile is 7% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Chile, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.5% highhest 10%: 42.8% (2009 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Chile the GINI index is .52,1 (2009).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Chile the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.5% highhest 10%: 42.8% (2009 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Chile
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Chile is; revenues: $49.52 billion, expenditures: $55.74 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.1% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Chile is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Chile
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 4.1% (2016 estimate), 4.3% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 6.1% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Chile
Chile, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Chile is: $56.32 billion (2016 estimate), $62.23 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: copper, fruit, fish products, paper and pulp, chemicals, wine.
The most important imported products are: petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, electrical and telecommunications equipment, industrial machinery, vehicles, natural gas, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 23.4%, US 18.8%, Brazil 7.8%, Argentina 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Chile
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Chile, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 33% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 4.9% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Chile, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Chile; privatization began in 1988; most advanced telecommunications infrastructure in South America; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stationsdomestic: number of fixed-line connections have stagnated in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching 130 telephones per 100 personsinternational: country code - 56; landing points for the Pan American, South America-1, and South American Crossing/Latin America Nautilus submarine cables providing links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2011).
Transport infrastructure in Chile
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Chile: 481 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Chile: total: 77,764 km, paved: 18,119 km (includes 2,387 km of expressways), unpaved: 59,645 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Chile: N/A.
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Facts about Chile
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Chile, conventional short form: Chile, local long form: Republica de Chile, local short form: Chile, etymology: derivation of the name is unclear, but it may come from the Mapuche word "chilli" meaning "limit of the earth" or from the Quechua "chiri" meaning "cold".
|Abbrevation: Chile||Geographic coordinates:
30 00 S, 71 00 W
|Location: South America|
|Capital of Chile: Santiago||GPS of the Capital:
33 27 S 70 40 W
|Position: Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru|
|Land area: total: 756,102 sq km; land: 743,812 sq km, water: 12,290 sq km||Terrain: low coastal mountains, fertile central valley, rugged Andes in east
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana|
|Population: 17,650,114 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.89 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.72 male(s) / female, total population: 0.97 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $56.32 billion (2016 estimate), $62.23 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $56.86 billion (2016 estimate), $58.74 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 23.4%, US 18.8%, Brazil 7.8%, Argentina 4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 89.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SANTIAGO (capital) 6.507 million; Valparaiso 907,000; Concepcion 816,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 34 years; male: 32.9 years, female: 35.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 11.256 million. Percent of population: 64.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 3,445,880. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 23.206 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 133 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 7% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Chilean(s) adjective: Chilean||National holidays: Independence Day, 18 September (1810)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.8 years. Male: 75.7 years, female: 81.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.81 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 13.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 97.5%; male: 97.6%, female: 97.4% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system influenced by several West European civil legal systems; judicial review of legislative acts by the Constitutional Tribunal||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles||Industrial production growth rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.7% (2016 estimate) 2.3% (2015 estimate) 1.8% (2014 estimate)|
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