Chile Statistics

  • Capital: Santiago
    note: Valparaiso is the seat of the national legislature
  • Population: 17,216,945
  • GDP: $319,400,000,000 (USD)
  • Total Area:
    291,933 (sq miles)
    756,102 (sq kilometers)
  • Currency: Chilean peso (CLP)

Chile Facts

  • Chile Facts... When a child loses a tooth they give their tooth to their mother. Some will make it made into a charm, set in gold... Learn More
  • Eating and Recipes... Hands are kept above the table at all times. It is impolite to ask for second helpings. Even if they are offered, the guest is... Learn More
  • In their Language... Castellano, a Spanish dialect is the official language. English is taught in schools. A small minority in southern Chile speak German, Italian and... Learn More
  • Family... The family is important in Chile, including the extended family. While men have tended to dominate private and public life in the past, recent years... Learn More
  • Fashion... Fashions follow European styles. Appearance is quite important to individuals; even in rural areas, it is important to be neatly and cleanly dressed. Sloppy or... Learn More


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