Chile Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Hands are kept above the table at all times. It is impolite to ask for second helpings. Even if they... More
  • Family: The family is important in Chile, including the extended family. While men have tended to dominate private and public life... More
  • Fashion: Fashions follow European styles. Appearance is quite important to individuals; even in rural areas, it is important to be neatly... More
  • Visiting: Contrary to some areas in South America, guests wait outside the door of a home until invited inside by the... More

Chile Facts

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Capital Santiago

note: Valparaiso is the seat of the national legislature
Government Type republic
Currency Chilean peso (CLP)
Population 17,216,945
Total Area 291,931 Square Miles
756,102 Square Kilometers
Location Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru
Language Spanish (official), Mapudungun, German, English

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