Chile's flagLocation: South America
Official name: Republic of Chile
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1818 / 1883
Capital city: Santiago
Population: 17.1 million / 59 people per sq mile (23 people per sq km)
Total land area: 292,258 square miles (756,950 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Spanish (official language), Amerindian Language(s) spoken: Main religions: Roman Catholic 89%, Other and nonreligious 11%
Ethnic mix: Mestizo and European 90%, Other Amerindian 9%, Mapuche 1%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Chilean peso = 100 centavos
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2957 kilocalories

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