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Along with natural beauty, the Republic of Chile has a large, educated middle class and a robust free-market economy
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Chilean Coast

The Chilean Coastal Range (Spanish: Cordillera de la Costa) is a mountain range that runs from north to south along the Pacific coast of South America parallel to the Andean Mountains, extending from Morro de Arica in the north to Taitao Peninsula, where it ends at the Chile Triple Junction, in the south. The range has a strong influence on the climate of Chile since it produces a rain shadow to the east. Because of this the vegetation growing on the seaward slopes is much more exuberant than in the interior. Compared to the coastal lowlands and the Intermediate Depression it is sparsely populated with land use varying from protected areas to grazing and silviculture. The range is present in all Chilean regions except for Coquimbo Region and Magallanes Region.

Like the Andes, the coastal range becomes progressively lower with increasing latitude. The range begins at Morro de Arica in the north and reaches its highest point, of 3114 m, in Sierra Vicuña Mackenna in the Antofagasta Region. Between Copiapó and Aconcagua rivers, in the so called Norte Chico region, the range fuses with the Andes. Just north of Santiago the range separates from the Andes but comes close to it again near Paine, a southern suburb of Santiago, and San Fernando. From Santiago south the range loses height until reaching the Bío-Bío River, beyond which the Nahuelbuta range emerges which reaches about 1500 m in its central parts. South of Nahuelbuta Range, in the Araucanía Region, the coastal range is replaced by a flatland area. South of Toltén River the range rises again as the Cordillera de Mahuidanchi. Beyond the heights of Corral this range changes into Cordillera Pelada. From Chacao Channel south the range is penetrated by the sea creating islands and peninsulas. Chiloé Island, the largest of these, has two ranges: Piuchén Range from Chacao Channel to Cucao Lake and Pirulil Range in the southern half. South of Chiloé the portions of the range above sea level form the Guaitecas and the Chonos Archipelagos. The southern extreme of the range forms the Taitao Peninsula and its sub-peninsula Tres Montes.

The range can be divided in several minor ranges. Some of these ranges and their boundaries are:

Chile is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The coast of Chile is a common tourist attraction. The waters are very blue. A lot of people fish off the Chilean shore. They are a beautiful site.

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New National Chilean Soccer Coach

Chilean soccer association sets deadline to name new national coach.
Directors deny reports that Jorge Sampaoli was chosen.
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Weather in Chile

Right now in the capital city of Chile, it is 72 degrees, Their seasons are: Spring is September to December, summer is December to March, autumn is march to June, and winter is June to September. It is very dry in the nothern part of chile, there is a desert there. in the mountains of Chile, it snows a lot. Right now, the aerage tempartures for Chile are high of 70's and low of 40's. That is a lot like our climate right now, too you could say.

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Famous Chilean People

This is a list of Chileans who are famous or notable.

Victor Jara is a very popular Chilean singer and song writer. Denisse Van Lamoen went to the 2012 London Olympics to compete in archery. Ivan Zamara is the most famous Chilean soccer player. The most famous novelist in Chile is Isabel Allendle. Mryaim Hernadez is a famous pop singer.

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Timeline of Chilean HIstory

This is a timeline of Chilean history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Chile and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Chile. See also the list of governors and presidents of Chile.

In 1536, Deigo de Almargo comes from Peru to explore Chile, who's capital is later founded by Pedro de Valivia in 1541. In 1602, the 'Destruction of the Seven Cities' too place. In 1751 the Concepion earthquake affected all of Chile. In 1822, a Chilean Constitution is forned. 2010 Sebastian Pinera was elected President.

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Chilean Agriculture

Chile has any exports for it's county. Lumber and wool are two non-grown major exports. Lumber is a major export because most of Southern Chile is wooded area. Fruits and vegetables are another major export. Fish is a major export due to the Pacific Ocean on the west side. 

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Chilean Religions

In Chile, about 70% of the people are Roman Catholic by default. The Protestants and Evangelicals make up 15%. About 1% are Jehovah Witnesses. About 0.9% belongs to the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and about 0.1% are a part of th Jewish creed. The rest are Christian sects scattered through the country.

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Chile Literacy

The total literacy pertange of Chile is 95.7%. The literacy rate for males is 95.8%. The literacy rate for females is 95.6%. Chile is ranked 80th for their literacy rate. That's 54 slots behind America.

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President of Chile

The President of Chile is Sebastian Pinera. He is the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Chile. He is a former billionaire. He has been president since March of 2010. He will serve two more years before another election. He was the incumbant prior to the most recent election.

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Population and Racial Demopraphics

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The population of Chile is about 16.75 million. White and White-Amerinadian make up ninety-five percent of Chile. Fifty-two percent of those people are European descendants. Amerinadian's make up 3% of the population. The other two percent is unstated. 

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Geography and Map of Chile

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Chile is on the western border of South America. Chile is between Peru and Argentina. Chile also shares a border with Bolivia. It's geographic coordinates are 30.00 S and 71.00 W. Chile is almost twice the size of Montana.

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Andes Mountains

The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world. It is a continual range of highlands along the western coast of South America. This range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, about 200 km (120 mi) to 700 km (430 mi) wide (widest between 18° south and 20° south latitude), and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft). The Andes extend from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Along its length, the Andes is split into several ranges, which are separated by intermediate depressions. The Andes is the location of several high plateaux – some of which host major cities such as Quito, Bogotá, Arequipa, Medellín, Sucre, and La Paz. The so-called Altiplano plateau is the world's second-highest plateau following the Tibetan plateau.

The Andes range is the world's highest mountain range outside of Asia. The highest peak, Mount Aconcagua, rises to an elevation of about 6,962 m (22,841 ft) above sea level. The peak of Chimborazo in the Ecuadorean Andes is farther from Earth's centre than any other location on Earth's surface, due to the equatorial bulge resulting from Earth's rotation. The world's highest volcanoes are in the Andes, including Ojos del Salado on the Chile-Argentina border which rises to 6,893 m (22,615 ft). Over fifty other Andean volcanoes also rise above 6,000 m (19,685 ft).

The Andes mountains are mountains in South America that are near the ocean. They are made of many active volcanoes.The climate for the Andes mountains really depends on what part you are in. They are a main tourist attraction. You can ski down the side of the Andes mountains. The Andes mountains are really pretty. 

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Skiing and Snowboarding in Chile

.Chile has hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In Chile, almost everyone skiis. Skiing is very popular because of the Andes Mountains. Skiing railways were opened in 1910. People have been skiing ever since.

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Chilean Tourist Attractions

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Villiarrica National Park is a very visited park by tourists. Easter Island is a popular attraction because of the heads and the scenery. El Tatio Geysers are a main attraction because a lot of people enjoy geysers. Skiing is one of the top tourist attractions. The catptial city, Santaigo, Chile is a very common tourist attraction because there are a lot of things to do and see, although they are expensive.

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Chilean Holidays

This is a list of public holidays (national or otherwise) in Chile; most of them are Christian holidays.

On January 28, 1915, President of Chile Ramón Barros Luco promulgated Law 2,977,[4] which arranged all the information insofar about holidays celebrated in Chile. It established or kept the following holidays:

The same law abolished, by omission, four religious holidays: Epiphany ("Adoración de los Santos Reyes", January 6), Carnival ("Carnaval", mobile), Annunciation ("Anunciación del Señor", march 25) and Nativity of the Virgin Mary ("Natividad de la Virgen", September 8). It also shortened the national independence holiday to two days (until 1914, they occupied September 18, 19 and 20).

May 21 is Navy Day. August 15 is the Asumption of Mary. September 19 is Army Day. Columbus Day is October 15. They also celebrat Christmas on 25 of December.

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Chile's Economy

Chile's economy relies on the export of minerals. They account for half of their exports. Mining is the number one occupation. The second most popular occupation is agricultural farming. The third most popular occupation is probably banking or fishing.

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Chilean Food

In Chile the people there eat a lot of soup, salad and meat. Over all, seafood has the top spot in favorites in Chile. They cook their meals in accordance to the time of year. Although confused with spicy Mexican dishes, Chilean food is not typically like Mexican dishes. They do not typically use chilies and hot spices in their dishes.

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The Government in Chile

The country's official name is the Republic of Chile. Chile is a representative democracy. The stat is devided into three branches, just like the US. They have a bicameral National Congress. Chile's government is a lot like the USA's.

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Currency and Exchange Rate

One Chilean Peso is equivalent to four hundred seventy-eight American Dollars. To buy an iPhone 5 in the US would cost $199.99 and in Chile it would cost about 100,000 Chilean Pesos. That would be about $0.41. The law states that the full time minimum wage is 156,000 pesos a month. If you ahve a job with benfits, you get about 200,000 pesos a month.

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The Area of Chile

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The total area of Chile is 292,300 square miles. The land area of chile is 289,112 square miles. The largest cities are Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Talcahuano, Temuco, and Concepción. The top of Chile to the bottom of Chile measures 2,880 miles. One-third of Chile is covered by the Andes.

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Chile's Flag

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Chile's flag is red, white, and blue. It has a white star in the blue quarter of the flag. The blue represents the sky. The white represents the snow on the Andes mountains. The red symbolizes the blood that was shed for their freedom.

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Chile Overview, Profile and Information

Chile with its Capital at Santiago is home to many famous cities such as Arica, Concepcion, and Puerto Montt. Chile has a population of 16,432,536 people.Thier national language is Spanish. Their currency is Chilean Peso. Chile is located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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