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- Forests, grazing land, volcanoes and lakes are all features of southern Chile. I didn't know that there were volcanoes in Chile. -Chile is the world’s 38th largest country. It is about twice the size of Japan. I knew it was the longest country but did not know that it was double the size of Japan. -The population of Chile is expected to be about 20.2 million by 2050. That is a ton of people!! -Tourism is growing very quickly in Chile. In 2005, tourism generated more than $US4.5 billion. From what I have read about Chile, around New year time for them it would be pretty cool to go there. A lot of festivals and fireworks.

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Tourist Attractions in Chile

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The largest penguin colonies in southern Chile, Los Pingüinos Natural Monument is home to more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins. Located on the small Magdalena Island, just one square kilometer and topped by a pretty red lighthouse, it lies 35km (22 miles) northeast of the Punta Arenas. In September or October each year, the birds migrate back here and find their mate. By the end of March the penguins have returned to sea again.

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Important Holidays

There are various festivals that are celebrated in different regions throughout the year in Chile. The first one to mention are the fiestas patrias, or Independence Day. Indepence Day is celebrated on the 18th and 19th of September. The Chile people will have customary food and drink. The second most celebrated holiday is New Years Eve, especially in the streets of Valparaíso. Tapatí on Easter Island and the La Tirana festival are other typical celebrations.

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Major industries of Chile

Chile is today a most closely associated with the mining industry. ( an industry which was brought to international prominence because of the rescue of 33 trapped miners in 2010) Mining though is not the only industry to play an important role in the economy of Chile.About an eighth of the working population are employed in the industry. Chile’s mining industry primarily revolves around the mining of copper.

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Chile Typical Food

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With having Chile being such a long country stretched over a variety of landscapes, Chile has a variety range of food and drink. One of the highlights of Chilean Cuisine is its diversity of Seafood due to its 2,647 miles of coastline. Here are some examples of the food in Chile: Humitas, and Ceviche. Humitas is boiled corn leaf rolls filled with seasoned ground corn, and a Ceviche is a minced raw sea bass in lemon juice.

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The Government in Chile

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  Chile has a Representative Democracy, Presidential Regime type of government. The State is split into 3 distinct and independent branches: The Executive, Judiciary, and Legislature. (like ours) The Executive branch is headed by the President, and has the power to introduce bills and promulgate laws. The Legislature Branch is represented by the bicameral National Congress. Which is composed of the 120-member Chamber of Deputies and the 38-seat Senate.

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Currency & Exchange Rate

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Chile's money is called Chilean Peso. That is like how we call our money a dollar bill. One dollar bill in the United States is equal to 481.442 CLP. To us that sounds like a bunch of money but it's only worth one dollar in US.

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Chile Area

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    The total area of Chile is 756,102 square kilometers. The water area of Chile is 12,290 square kilometers. The land of Chile is 743,812 square meters. Chile is a long narrow strip of land. Having said that, it makes Chile the longest country in the world in terms of length-to-width ratio.

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Chile Flag

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The first flag of Chile was adopted in 1817 after it achieved independence from Spain.The national flag of Chile consists of two vertical bands of white and red. At the top left hand corner of the flag, over the white band, is a blue square which contains a white five-pointed star.The white part of the Chile flag represents the snow covered Andes mountain range. The red band in the flag represents blood shed by the national heroes in the prolonged struggle for freedom in Chile. The white star is a symbol of honor and pride and the blue square signifies the clear blue skies of Chile

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Chile, Santiago.

My country that I was assigned to was Chile. Chile a country in South America. Chile's capital is Santiago. Santiago is the largest capital and has a population of 5,428,590.

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Weather in Chile

Weather in Chile is currently warm. From the past week the high was 86 degrees. There winter is like our summer. It is the opposite weather of us because of the equator line. I would much rather be there in the warm then here in the cold.

 

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Famous People Chile

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 Gabriela Mistral is a notable Feminist poet who is known for being the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Her work gained recogniton due to its exploration on the idea of life and death. Ivan Zamorano is known for the sports. He is a home grown talent from Chile, having played for legendary football (soccer) teams such as Inter Milan and Real Madrid he is also in the "FIFA 100" a list of the best fotball players in the world which are chosen by Pelé. Kristel Kobrich is a famous swimmer and considered the best that has come from Chile she holds the South American records for 800 and 1500 freestyle all this and more all at the age of 24.

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Chile Government Profile 2012

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Chile won indepence from Spain on September 18th, 1810. The constituion was on September the 11th, 1980.  Chile's National Anthem is called  "Himno Nacional de Chile". The music adopted 1828. The original lyrics was adopted 1818, and adapted lyrics adopted 1847. In 1879-1883, Chile goes to war against Peru and Bolivia. Chile wins Antofagasta, Bolivia's only outlet to the sea, along with mineral-rich areas of Peru.

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Agricculture in Chile

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Agricculture in Chile has such a wide range of different activities due its particular geography, climate, geology, and human factors. Historically agriculture is one of the bases of Chile's economy, now agriculture and allied sectors like forestry, logging, and fishing. Some major agriculture products of Chile includes: fruits, vegetables, wheat, corn, oats, beans, beef, poultry, wool, fish and timber.

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Religion of Chile

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Chile religion is a free ground for the inclusion of any religion that is preferred by the citizens and the laws do not restrict anyone from preaching the religion as long as it does not disrespect the other. The Chile religion mainly comprises of Catholics and Protestants and the proportion vary  on the basis of the society and economical status of the country. Though, the principal religion in Chile is Roman Catholicism

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Literacy Rate of Chile

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In 2008, the literacy rate of the Chilean youth was 99.15%.The literacy rate of the Chilean adults was 98.65%. In 1982, the adult rate was 91.13% and the youth rate was 96.65%. So as you can tell the youth had more education back in 1982.

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President of Chile

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The current president in Chile is Sebastián Piñera. He was elected into office on the 11th of March in  2010. The President is both the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Chile. The President is responsible of the government and state administration.  The president is elected to serve for a period of four years, with immediate re-election being prohibited.

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Population & Demographics of Chile

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 In 2011, Chile had an estimated population of 17,500,000. Approximatley 9.1 million or 52.7% are of European descent, with mestizos estimated at 44%.Other studies found a white majority measured at 64% to 90% of the Chilean population. Chile's immigrants consisted of: Spanish, Italians, Irish, French, Greeks, Germans, English, Scots, Croats, and Palestinian.

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Map of Chile

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Chile is a country in South America that is a long, narrow strip of land 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 is to the east of Chile, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

Chile's distinctive shape—4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi)

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