Overview of Chile

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Officially name: The Republic of Chile

Capital: Santiago de Chile

Largest city: Santiago de Chile

Official language: Spanish

Government: Unitary presidential republic

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Chile is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south.

Area

Total 756,950 km2 (38th)
Water (%) 1.07

Population

2010 estimate 17,094,270 (60th)
Density 22/km2 (194th)
57/sq mi

Currency: Peso (CLP)

Time zone

CLT (UTC-4)
Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .cl

Calling code: +56