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Geographic Location: Chile is a long and narrow stretch of land at the southwestern end of Am�rica, between Los Andes mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. it also has part of the Antarctica and more than 5.800 islands and isles. Her boundaries are: to the North with Per�, to the South with the South Pole, to the East with Bolivia and Argentina and to the West with the Pacific Ocean. it is perhaps from this far away land that one of the interpretations of the word "CHILLI" comes from. In the language of one of the original peoples, it means "where the land ends". There are more than 4.000 kilometres between Arica the northern most city and Port Williams, the southern most populated place in Chile and in the worid. This distance is similar to Paris-Moscow or San Francisco-New York. lts elongated and thin shape, unique in the map of the land, allows for the ex�stence of varied landscapes, climates, flora and fauna. ...read more.


Climate: Because of her length, Chile has almost every sort of climate, except the tropical climate. Chile is located at the south of the Equator, therefore its seasons are reversed to those countries in the northern hemisphere. Language: The official language of Chile is Spanish spoken without regional variations. Other languages spoken in very restricted areas are: "Mapudungu" (mapuche language), "Rapa Nui" (spoken in Easter lsland) and "Aymara" (spoken in some areas of the mountains in the North). Administrative Division: The country is divided into 12 regions plus greater Santiago, 51 provinces and 335 municipalities. Capital: Santiago (of the New Extremadura) founded on 12 February 1541 by the Spanish Conqueror Pedro de Valdivia. Regions of Tarapac�, Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo. The North Zone or Big North, is a coastal desert bordered by kilometres of white sandy beaches with a very pleasant temperatura. Among some other less known attractions are the temperate climate, geysers and a great number of varied and very unusual desert valleys. ...read more.


Salmon can be found in most of these lakes, a great attraction for those fond of fishing. A number of rivers flow from the mountains, ideal for rafting and adventure tourism. Austral Zone: Regions of Ays�n and Magallanes This is the southernmost region where the combination of cannais, bays, archipelagos and glaciers form landscapes of unique beauty which are important tourist attractions. Most of this territory is covered with ancient forests and native species. Further South, in Patagonia, Magallanes Strait and Tierra del Fuego there are mountains of great heights like Torres del Paine. In Punta Arenas there is the only ski centre in the worid with a view to the sea. lsland Zone: Easter lsland and Archipi�lago de Juan Fern�ndez. Easter lsland and Archipi�lago de Juan Fern�ndez (inciuding Robinson Crusoe lsland) are very different from the rest of the country. Their semi-tropical climate are excellent for swimming, diving and sailing. Both have archeological sites and many native species of plants and animais. Main cit�es in the country: Santiago, Concepci�n, Valpara�so, Antofagasta, Temuco and Punta Arenas. ...read more.

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