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Chile's state bird

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Chile's state bird is a condor.

Both condors are very large broad-winged soaring birds, the Andean Condor being 5 cm shorter (beak to tail) on average than the northern species, but larger in wingspan. California Condors are the largest flying land birds in North America. The Andean Condor is second only to the Wandering Albatross (up to 3.5 m) in terms of wingspan among all living flying birds.[1][2]

The adult plumage is uniformly black, with the exception of a frill of white feathers nearly surrounding the base of the neck which are meticulously kept clean by the bird. As an adaptation for hygiene, the condor's head and neck have few feathers, which exposes the skin to the sterilizing effects of dehydration and solar ultraviolet light at high altitudes. The head is much flattened above. In the male it is crowned with a caruncle or comb, while the skin of the neck in the male lies in folds, forming a wattle. The skin of the head and neck is capable of flushing noticeably in response to emotional state, which serves to communicate between individuals

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hunting in chile

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Chile & Argentina hunting and fishing can be some of the best in the world. No dove hunting in the world can compare to Cordoba dove hunting. Chile & Argentina hunting also provides great duck and goose hunting. When you are in this continent wing shooting, you can shoot ducks, geese, prediz and pigeons all in the trip plus plenty of big game such as red Stag , fallow Deer , Blackbuck , Buffalo , Puma , Axis and much more. The number of doves you shoot when Chile & Argentina dove hunting, depends entirely on your ability and desire, because the doves will fly all day. You can literally shoot until your barrel melts when you are  dove hunting. In addition to our bird hunting this region also has great trout , salmon , salt water , fresh water and dorado fishing.

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Santiago Nightlife: Night Club Reviews by 10Best

Santiago Nightlife: Night Club Reviews by 10Best | Chile, Landon Pitts | Scoop.it
Find the best Santiago nightlife in Santiago. Read the 10Best Santiago night club reviews and view user's nightlife ratings.How do you party? Loud and rowdy? Intimate and low-key? Fun-filled and social? Fear not - Santiago has a night club to fit your style. Grab your friends and get ready, because we'll guide you to the places the city is known for and tell you everything you need to make the most of your night. Sometimes, you want to hang out with a beverage in hand, and Bar Liguria is a perfect alternative for those times, offering a bustling scene and friendly patrons. On the other hand, live music in Santiago is always entertaining, and places like Havana Salsa invite folks to crank up the volume and indulge in rhythms and talent. Of course, dancing is a perennial favorite, and there's nowhere better to show off your moves than at Blondie. Get started early, and let Santiago see what you're made of!
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Famous Tourist Attractions in Chile

Famous Tourist Attractions in Chile | Chile, Landon Pitts | Scoop.it

Chile is a beautiful country with plenty of tourist attractions that can satisfy the most exigent of travelers. There are exotic places like the Isla de Pascua with its mysterious and enormous Moais, which keep on marveling its visitors until today; charming traditional little towns like Castro in Chiloe Island; trekking paradises for hiking enthusiasts like the Torres del Paine National Park in the far south corner of the country; or amazing volcanoes like Volcán Villarrica near the lovely tourist resort of Pucón. In this Hub you will find photos of five of the most important Chilean landmarks that everyone traveling to Chile should visit.

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Important holidays in chile

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The past and the present seems to unite in the festive mood in Chile. While there is a solemn remembrance of the past, the joy in the Annual Holidays of Chile comes from the hope for a better future. The religious festivals in Chile on the other hand gain a completely new attire, accompanied by processions and carnivals.
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Industriest important to chile

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A lot of revenue is collected from industries connected with timber. The forestry industry of Chile is second only to Brazil in terms of size, although much of the wood that is cut down is used for wood chips and pulp. The fishing and agriculture industries are also important to Chile. Fish products, particularly Salmon, are large value exports of the country, whilst Chile is also a large producer of apples, pears and grapes.

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Typical food

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Lunch is the largest and most formal meal of the day. Main courses are quite hearty. Bistec a lo pobre, or poor man's steak, is beefsteak topped with onions and a fried egg or two, accompanied by french fries. Despite its name, this is a high-end dish, as beef is expensive in Chile and out of reach for most citizens' day-to-day diet. A more typical dish would be cazuela de ave, a vegetable-heavy chicken stew. Vegetarians should be aware that meat-free dishes can be hard to come by in Chile, especially outside Santiago.
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The Government in Chile

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The country’s official name is Republic of Chile. It has a Representative Democracy, Presidential Regime type of government. The State is split into 3 distinct and independent branches: The Executive, Judiciary, and Legislature

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Currency and exchange rates

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CLP Profile

Inflation: 3.8%

Coins:
Freq Used: $1, $5, $10, $50, $100, $500
Rarely Used:

Banknotes:
Freq Used: $1000, $2000, $5000, $10000, $20000
Rarely Used:

Central Bank: Banco Central De Chile

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Area of chile

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Situated south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, Chile fills a narrow 2,880-mi (4,506 km) strip between the Andes and the Pacific. One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes. In the north is the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert, and in the center is a 700-mile-long (1,127 km) thickly populated valley with most of Chile's arable land. At the southern tip of Chile's mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world, and beyond that lies the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island divided between Chile and Argentina. The southernmost point of South America is Cape Horn, a 1,390-foot (424 m) rock on Horn Island in the Wollaston group, which belongs to Chile. Chile also claims sovereignty over 482,628 sq mi (1,250,000 sq km) of Antarctic territory; the Juan Fernández Islands, about 400 mi (644 km) west of the mainland; and Easter Island, about 2,000 mi (3,219 km) west.



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Chile Flag

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The Chile national Flag comprises of two vertical stripes of red and white, with a blue square on the left-hand corner which consists of a five pointed white star.
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Chile,Santiago

Chile,Santiago | Chile, Landon Pitts | Scoop.it

Chile is located on the left side of south america. Its capital is around the center of the state. Chile has lots of mountains. Chile borders Peru,Boliva, and Argentina.

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Sports in Chile- - Chile – This is Chile

Sports in Chile- - Chile – This is Chile | Chile, Landon Pitts | Scoop.it

Chilean sports date back centuries to a traditional Mapuche game called “palin”. Similar to hockey, and later named “chueca” by the Spanish, the sport is still played today, and since 2004 has benefited from public funding after being declared a national sport by the Chilean government.

 

Chile went on to participate in some of the first international sporting events of the modern era. It was the only Latin American nation at the first Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, where the Chilean Luis Subercaseaux competed in the 100, 400 and 800-meter races. Chile then hosted the football World Cup in 1962, along with other leading football events like the 1987 Youth World Cup and the 2008 Women’s Under-20s World Cup in 2008. In 2014 the country will host the Odesur South American Games.

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25 Fun & Interesting Facts About Chile

25 Fun & Interesting Facts About Chile | Chile, Landon Pitts | Scoop.it
Chile is full of tradition, history, and culture that make it one of the most interesting countries on earth.. Chile is one of only two countries in all of South America that does not border Brazil

2. Over 1/3 of the world's copper production is produced in Chile

3. Valparaiso is one of the most prosperous cities in all of Chile and is known as “The Garden City”

4. Chile has one of the longest recorded dry spells in the Atacama Desert it did not rain for 40 years.

5. The number one world exporter for Salmon is Chile, It topped the united states in the early 2000s

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Chile weather

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Get today's forecast, maps and more from weather.com.Today's High was 75°F at 4:00pm when conditions were FairWindy and partly cloudy this evening. Mostly cloudy with diminishing winds after midnight. Low 52F. SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph, diminishing to 5 to 10 mph.
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Famous people of chile

Famous people of chile | Chile, Landon Pitts | Scoop.it

Chile's first national hero was the conquistador Pedro de        Valdivia  (1500?–53), who founded Santiago in 1541. The Indian        leader Lautaro  (1525–57), another national hero, served Valdivia        as stable boy and then  escaped to lead his people to victory against the        Spanish. His exploits  are celebrated in the great epic poem                   La Araucana                 by Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga (1533?–96), a        Spanish soldier.  Bernardo O'Higgins (1778–1842), a leader        of the fight for independence,  was the son of the Irish soldier of        fortune Ambrosio O'Higgins  (1720?–1801), who had been viceroy of Peru.

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Timeline Chile

2012        Sep 11, Chile's Supreme Court closed the book on a judicial review of Salvador Allende's 1973 death, confirming the conclusion of a lower court last December that the socialist leader committed suicide. Activists marked their own 9-11, the anniversary of the day in 1973 when Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a military coup that prompted socialist President Salvador Allende to kill himself rather than surrender.     (AP, 9/11/12)
2012        Oct 28, Millions of Chileans voted in nationwide municipal elections that could set the stage for next year's presidential race.     (AP, 10/28/12)
2012        Oct 30, A Spanish judge indicted 6 Chileans and an American accused of the 1976 kidnapping, torture and murder of a Spanish UN official in Chile. International arrest warrants were issued for them to be tried in Spain.     (AP, 10/31/12)
2012        Ricardo Lagos with Blake Hounshell and Elizabeth Dickinson authored “The Southern Tiger: Chile’s Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future.”     (Econ, 4/14/12, p.93)

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Typical crops and agriculture in chile

Agriculture in Chile encompasses a wide range of different activities due its particular geography, climate and 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 accounts only for 4.9% of the GDP as of 2007 and employed 13.6% of the country's labor force. Some major agriculture products of Chile includes grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans, beef, poultry, wool, fish and timber.[1] Due to its geographical isolation and strict customs policies Chile is free from diseases such as Mad Cow, fruit fly and Phylloxera, this plus being located in the southern hemisphere (having quite different harvesting times compared to the Northern Hemisphere) and its wide range of agriculture conditions are considered Chiles main comparative advantages. However, the mountainous landscape of Chile limits the extent and intensity of agriculture so that arable land corresponds only to 2.62% of the total territory.[1]

Chiles principal growing region and agricultural heartland is the Central Valley delimited by the Chilean Coast Range in the west, the Andes in the east Aconcagua River by the north and Bío-Bío River by the south. In the northern half of Chile cultivation is highly dependent on irrigation. South of the Central Valley cultivation is gradually replaced by aquaculture, silviculture, sheep and cattle farming.

The Norte Grande region covers most of Atacama Desert and its crop agriculture is contracted around small oases such as Pica (Chilean name for Key lime is Limón de Pica) and Pozo Almonte. The use of water from Loa River and other streams is limited due to contamination with heavy metals from the mining industry. Some minor substistence agriculture is practised in Loa River. Recently these waters are being used for growing non-edible plants such as flowers. In Norte Grande's Puna plateau indigenous Aymaras practise traditional llama and alpaca herding.[1]

Agriculture in Chile encompasses a wide range of different activities due its particular geography, climate and 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 accounts only for 4.9% of the GDP as of 2007 and employed 13.6% of the country's labor force. Some major agriculture products of Chile includes grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans, beef, poultry, wool, fish and timber. Due to its geographical isolation and strict customs policies Chile is free from diseases such as Mad Cow, fruit fly and Phylloxera, this plus being located in the southern hemisphere (having quite different harvesting times compared to the Northern Hemisphere) and its wide range of agriculture conditions are considered Chiles main comparative advantages. However, the mountainous landscape of Chile limits the extent and intensity of agriculture so that arable land corresponds only to 2.62% of the total territory

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Chile religion

An estimated 70% of the Chilean population is Roman Catholic by default. However there are small chunks of other Christian sects spread throughout the country.

The protestants and Evangelicals make up 15.1% of the population whereas there are about 1% Jehovah’s Witnesses. About 0.9% of the population belongs to the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints and there are about 0.1% people belonging to the Jewish creed.

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President of chile

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The president of Chile who won election on Jan. 17, 2010, and was set to take office on March 11, 2010. A Harvard-educated investor who ranked #701 on Forbes' 2009 list of the world's billionaires and founded credit giant Bancard. Leader of the center-right Coalition for Change; now officially an independent. His election marked the first elected right-leaning leader in 52 years.
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