Chile is today one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations.

In the 1960s and 1970s the country experienced severe left-right political polarization and turmoil.

  • Chile has largest boundary with Argentina which is approximately 5308 km.
  • Chile has shortest boundary with Peru which is approximately 171 km.
  • The largest river in Chile is Loa which is 440 km.
  • The largest export partner of Chile is China.
  • The largest import partner of Chile is US.
  • There are 74 seaports in Chile.

Tourist Attraction#

The adobe, colonial-era Church of San Pedro dates to the early days of Catholicism in San Pedro de Atacama, but the village’s history stretches back much further.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Chile is Andean condor.
  • The national sport of Chile is Chilean rodeo
  • The national dance of Chile is Cueca.
  • The national dishes of Chile are Empanada and Pastel de choclo.

Cueca, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Pastel, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


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