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If you are planning to visit the country of Chile, you need to know a few important factors about the country. This is going to make it easier to travel around the country. The South American country is a rather popular tourist destination, for individuals all over the world, so as long as you have the basic understandings of the country, you should be fine while visiting.
5 Facts You Might Not Know
East Island is part of Chile, despite being over 2,000 miles off the coast. This island is one of the great mysteries of the world, as nobody really knows how the settlers came to be on the island (there isn't any other body of land near the island), and nobody knows where they all went. All that is left are the famous Moai statues and some bird man cult carvings.
The Real Robinson Crusoe crashed landed here. The smaller Robinson Crusoe island, is located just west of Santiago, and is the actual maroon site of the legendary individual. There is a large sculpture designed after his likeness in the middle of the island, and a few other interesting bits of information here. The island isn't a very large tourist draw, so it should be interesting to go and visit, while in the country of Chile.
The public transportation system in Santiago is rather lacking. There is a public train that moves about areas of the city, but it shuts down while business hours are not running. This means, if you have a dinner date, or someplace to arrive to early in the morning, you are out of luck, as it does not run. You are able to take a taxi instead, but only use a metered taxi. Negotiating taxi rates almost never results in a cheaper drive.
Chile is one of the safest countries in all of South America. It also has one of the best economically run plans in the country too.
Chile is an excellent stopping point, if you plan on visiting Antarctica. The southern most tip is close enough for short range plans and boats to depart, allowing you to see the worlds most southern continent.

The capital of Chile is Santiago. The currency of Chile is the Chilean Peso(CLP) and the Unidades de fomento(CLF). Flag of Chile

Chile belongs to the South American continent

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Airports in Chile

Tres Marías, Puyehue, Pilmaiquén, Pampa Alegre, Nochaco, Neltume, Nehuin, Michilla, Los Códores, Los Cerrillos, Aeródromo Lo Castillo, La Unión, La Porfiada, Aeródromo El Buitre, El Belloto, Coique, Cerro Sombrero, Aeropuerto Cerro Moreno, Aeropuerto Cerrillos, Aeródromo Catalina, Aeródromo Bernardo O'Higgins, Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benítez, Aeropuerto Mataveri, Arica, Balmaceda, Chile Chico, Punta Arenas, Coyhaique Teniente Vidal, Iquique - Diego Arac, Quintero Santiago, Copiapo, Cochrane, Curico, Concepcion, Vallenar, Chanaral, La Serena, Temuco, Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Pupelde, Aerodromo Las Marias, and Carrier Sur

Leaders of Chile
The Country dialling code of Chile is +56, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Chile is .cl

List of oil fields in Chile (4)

Map of Chile



Languages spoken in Chile


Animals native to Chile / which animals live in Chile?

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Airlines in Chile

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Chile

30 00 S, 71 00 W

Kilometers of coastline

6,435 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

748,800 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

8,150 square kilometers

Birth rate

15.03 / 1000 population

Death rate

5.87 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

19,000 sq km
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