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Republic of Chile
Chile ist located in South America and makes up half of the west coast of South America, extending from the southern tip of Peru to the southern tip of Argentina. Its length is over 4,300 kilometers, making it the longest country in the world. At the same time, its width never exceeds 240 km, making the country more than eighteen times longer than its widest point. It has an area of 756,950 square kilometer and it has a population of about 15 million people. This people are a mixture of Spanish, Irish, English, German and Scottish immigrants and native Indians. The capital is Santiago, with a population of about five million people.
To the south, Chile reaches into the cold and inhospitable Antarctic zone. To the west, the shores are pounded by hundreds of miles of the great Pacific Ocean. In the north, Chile is home to the Atacama Desert, one of the most arid lands in the world. Finally, to the east, the huge Andes mountain range runs nearly the entire length of the country. Because of such isolation and challenging land forms, Chile has become of a country of people who are strong, proud, and extremely innovative.
Also part of Chile are two notable Pacific possessions, the Juan Fernandez Islands and the famous Easter Island, both of which are administered as national parks. The Juan Fernandez islands are located about 670 km off the Chilean coast, while Easter Island is situated 3700 km distant.
Chile has many different climates because of its vast continental territory. They range from hot and dry regions in the north to cool and damp r...