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Flag of Chile

  • Officially ยป Repรบblica de Chile
    • Republic of Chile (English)
  • Capital ยป Santiago

Facts

  • Population ยป 17.9 million
  • Language ยป Spanish
  • Religion ยป Christianity
  • Life expectancy ยป 77 years (men), 82 years (women)
  • Currency Chilean ยป peso

Geography

  • Area ยป 756,096 sq km (291,930 sq miles)

Tourism

  • Climate ranges from the world’s driest desert โ€“ the Atacama โ€“ in the north, through a Mediterranean climate in the centre, to a snow-prone Alpine climate in the south, with glaciers, fjords and lakes.

National Parks

  • Rapa Nui National Park (UNESCO / Wikipedia)
  • Torres del Paine National Park (Map)
    • 700 square miles

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Churches of Chiloรฉ (UNESCO / Map)
  • Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaรญso (UNESCO / Map)
  • Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (UNESCO / Map)
  • Qhapaq ร‘an, Andean Road System (UNESCO / Multiple Locations)
  • Rapa Nui National Park (UNESCO / Map)
  • Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region (UNESCO)
  • Sewell Mining Town (UNESCO / Map)

Overland

  • Description of road trip along the Pan American Highway ยป “From Puerto Montt, we travelled 2,000km north on the Pan American Highway. Lined with volcanoes and empanada stalls, there was always a reason to stop. Too many places to mention but the rodeo at Rancagua was a unique insight into cowboy culture. We ended in the stunning Elqui Valley, after visiting the Mamalluca Observatory camp on the hillside. Alone, youโ€™ll be stargazing all night. Eat at Tatul Diaguitas for the amazing humitas (corn cakes). The Copec petrol stations on the highway have great showers, free parking and wifi.” via The Guardian

Adventures

  • Travelling along the Carretera Austral (Footprints)

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