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Fishing in Chile

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Fishing is a country wide activity in Chile. Many lodges and guide services have sprung up because of the draw of fishing the patagonia. Fly fishing for trout persists to be the most popular form. Rivers such as the Baker are the main draw for recreational fishing. Locals take advantages of national parks and local waters as well, making fishing a very popular activity in Chile

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Forestry in Chile

Forestry is one of the main economic sectors of Chile, representing 13% of the value of the country's total exports. This places the forestry sector in Chile as the second largest export sector behind copper mining.[1] From 1970 to 2005 planted forest surface in Chile grew from 300,000 ha to more than 2.07 billion ha.[1] As of 2006 70% of Chile's forestry production went to export, and the industry employed more than 150,000 workers.[1]

Forestry in Chile is mainly practised in the southern half of the country where mediterranean and temperate climate gives favourable conditions. Forestry areas in south-central and central Chile are mainly distributed on the Chilean Coast Range and the Andean foothills and valleys leaving most of the Chilean Central Valley for other economic activities mainly cattle farming and agriculture. South of Chacao Channel and Reloncaví Fjord forestry is more limited due to dry conditions in transandean portions of Chile, little development of infrastructure and large areas being protected as reserves, national parks and private parks.

Forestry is one of the major economic activities for Chile. It represents 13% of the value of the total exports. Copper is the only larger more valuable export. Forestry is continuously growing in Chile. Forestry is mainly practiced in the southern half of the country.

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Chile Forecast!

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The weather in Chile is drastically different from ours. Chile is in the southern hemisphere, therefore its seasons are opposites from ours. They also experience a rainy and a dry season much more drastically than we do. Right now the weather is very mild and comfortable in the capital. With highs in the eightys and lows in the fiftys.

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Important People!

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

Throughout Chiles life as a country many influential people have come and gone. Militarly speaking José Miguel Carrera comes to mind as he was the first commander after Chile gained its independence. Hernán Büchi was a renowned economists and birthed Chiles "economic miracle". Saint Teresa de los Andes was a major religious figure as she was the first Chilean saint. There are many more who have influenced the life and culture of the people that now call Chile home.

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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.

This timeline runs all the way from the 15th century to current. The first event is Christopher Colombus's discovery of the new world. The last event is the election of the current president. Most of the details are political or government based. It also shows events that Chile was effected by on the world scale.

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Agriculture in Chile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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]

Due to the wide range of climate and geography of chile, there is also a wide range of agricultural products. Historically agriculture is the base of the Chilean economy. Now agricultuaral workers only make up approxitmently 14% of the population. Some major products include grapes, apples, and other produce with less raw goods.

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Religion in Chile

Citizens of Chile most commonly identify themselves as Christian (Catholic with an estimated 63% of Chileans belonging to that church). According to a poll from 2011, 15% of the Chileans are Protestant or Evangelical and a 4% declared to have another religion. Agnostics and atheist were estimated at 18% The poll was made by Adimark and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Most of the population of Chile is Christian.

According to a popular poll conducted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Adimark, 63 percent of the population identify as Roman Catholic and 15 percent as surveyed declared to be Protestant. All other religions total 4 percent, and atheists and those "indifferent" regarding religion constitute approximately 20 percent.[1]

In the last census in Chile, in the year 2002, Indigenous people make up 5 percent (780,000) of the population. 65 percent of indigenous people identify themselves as Catholic, 29 percent as evangelical, and 6 percent as "other." Mapuche communities, constituting 87 percent of indigenous citizens, continue to respect traditional religious leaders (Longkos and Machis), and anecdotal information indicates a high degree of syncretism in worship and traditional healing practices.[2]

The most common religion in Chile is Christianity. Agnostics and athiests are identified as 18% of the population. The most common church is the catholic with approximately 63%. The Chilean constituition provides religious freedom so it is practiced throughout the country. The church and state in Chile are officially seperate as well.

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Chile Literacy

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Literacy rate is defined by the percentage of the population that can read and write. It is based only off of those 15 and over in Chile. The total population literacy rate is 95.7% in Chile.The last time this was measured was in 2002 during Chiles last census. The male and female literacy rates are also measured however they are virtually the same.

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President of Chile

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The President of the Republic of Chile 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.[1] Although its role and significance has changed over the history of Chile, as well as its position and relations with other actors in the national political organization, it is one of the most prominent political figures. It is also considered one of the institutions that make up the "Historic Constitution of Chile", and it is essential to the country's political stability.[2]

Under the current Constitution (adopted in 1980), the President is elected to serve for a period of four years, with immediate re-election being prohibited. The shorter period (previously the term was six years) allows for parliamentary and presidential elections to be synchronized. The official seat of the President of Chile is the La Moneda Palace in the capital Santiago.

The president of chile is both the head of state and the head of government. The presidents signifigance has changed throughout the history of the country. The current president is Sebastián Piñera. They serve four year terms and cannot be re elected immediently. The president currently serves in the capital city of santiago.

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Chile Flag

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The Chile Flag has two vertical stripes that are red and white with a blue square on the left-hand corner which consists of a five pointed white star. It is one of the oldest flags in the world. The flag was adopted in 1817. The current version was adopted in 1912. All of the colors represent something in relation to geography and history of the country.

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Sports in Chile

Sports in Chile are performed in both amateur and professional levels, practiced both at home and abroad to develop and improve, or simply represent the country. Soccer is the most popular sport in Chile,[3] however, the country's most successful sport is tennis.[4] In rural areas, Chilean rodeo is the most practiced sport in Chile, which is the national sport, and is considered to be the second most popular sport, after football.[5] Chile has achieved great international success in other sports, and there have been important figures, however, such exploits are not known to the general population because they are not sports that have been popular throughout the country.

The first sport played in Chile was palín (similar to hockey), first practiced by the Mapuche before the discovery and conquest of the country.[6] The game was later called Chueca by the Spanish conquerors.

Years later Europeans introduced other sports unknown in this country. Valparaíso is Chile's main port, and due to the emerging nitrate industry in the north, it became a crossroads for ships coming from Europe, bringing equipment and personnel for newspapers, firefighting, railroads, steam engines, and others. Immigrants from England, Italy and Spain came to work in the hills mining nitrate. They had traveled to Chile to stay and live, but the immigrants yearned for the customs of the old continent, especially the British. Chilean sport originated in the town of Valparaiso in the second half of the 19th century by the British and their descendents born in Chile, who began to ride horses, and then played cricket. In 1870, badminton and tennis courts had been built. Then rugby and football clubs were created with British names that continue to be used, as Wanderers and Everton are still present in the port and its neighboring city, Viña del Mar.[7]Sport initially served as a demonstration of spirit and promoted the health of its followers, but later became an expression of entertainment that would gain spectators and fans.

Many sports are performed in Chile on both amateur and professional levels. Soccer is by far the most popular sport. Even though soccer is the most popular tennis is the countries most successful sport. In rural areas Chiean rodeo is practiced, it is considered to the be the second most popular after football. On the international level of sports most people consider Chile quite successful.

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Hunting Chile

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Chile offers some of the most diverse and prosperous hunting in the world. This draws many people from all over the world. It is famous for bird hunting from dove to migratory birds such as ducks and geese.There are also prized big game animals such as the red stag. The diversity and draw of hunting these lands put many lodges such as this one into buisness and offers for a great tourist attraction.

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Chile Tourism!

Chile has a very strong tourism industry. The basis of Chiles tourism is on outdoor activities. However Santiago offers alot for most tourists it is a must visit. From the Andes to the alleys of Santiago tourist travel all over the country. It also brings in many people from the northern hemishpere for a climate change during the winter or summer vice versa.

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Chile Holidays

Chile celebrates many holidays. They share alot of holidays with us. This is a short clip of a mission trip through operation christmas child in Chile. Chilean Christmas seems very similar to our American Christmases as well. Chile also has other holidays such as Army day and Navy day.

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Industry!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comparing to the rest of South America, Chile is one of the most industrialized countries. Since the 1940s industry surpassed agriculture in GDP. The majority of industry comes from food, beverage and tobacco products. Industry has steadily grown since the forties. As industry in Chile grows agriculture still remains vital but lacking the total percentage of GDP.

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Chilean Food!

The food in Chile is very traditional. It has had some variations and changed slighty over time. However alot of the indigineous peoples food is still popular, along with variations on other items such as hot dogs. Large market places are still a gathering place for all types of diverse food. Some of the food would be considered taboo to America for example cow hoof soup.

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Government of Chile

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The politics of Chile takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Chile is both head of state and head of government, and of a formal multi-party system that in practice behaves like a two-party one, due to binomialism. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of the National Congress. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature of Chile. The Constitution of Chile was approved in a national plebiscite in September 1980, under the military government of dictator Augusto Pinochet. It entered into force in March 1981. After Pinochet left power in the 1988, saying this country was ready to keep going along with a plebiscite, the Constitution was amended to ease provisions for future amendments to the Constitution. In September 2005, President Ricardo Lagos signed into law several constitutional amendments passed by Congress. These include eliminating the positions of appointed senators and senators for life, granting the President authority to remove the commanders-in-chief of the armed forces, and reducing the presidential term from six to four years while also disabling immediate re-election.

The bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consists of the Senate (Senado) and the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados).

The framework of Chiles government is based off of a presedential representative democratic republic. It is a form of a multi party system. It is very similar to the U.S. with a legislative branch and a similar executive style branch along with a constituition. However the judiciary branch is seperated from the judicary and legislative. The legislative branch is also bicameral like the U.S.

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Currency exchange!

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Chile uses the CLP or chilean peso. The most popular currency exchange for the CLP is to or from the USD. Chile uses the same "dollar sign" as we do. The chilean inflation rate is currently 3.8 percent. Chile also has a central bank for the country.

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Demographics and area of Chile

This article is about the demographic features of Chile, including population density, ethnicity, economic status and other aspects of the population.

Chile's 2002 census reported a population of 15,116,435 people. Its rate of population growth has been decreasing since 1990, due to a declining birth rate.[3] By 2050 the population is expected to reach approximately 20.2 million people.[4] About 85% of the country's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in Greater Santiago. The largest agglomerations according to the 2002 census are Greater Santiago with 5.6 million people, Greater Concepción with 861,000 and Greater Valparaíso with 824,000.[5]

According to the 2010 revison of the World Population Prospects the total population was 17,114,000 in 2010, compared to only 6,082,000 in 1950. The proportion of children below the age of 15 in 2010 was 22.1%, 68.6% was between 15 and 65 years of age, while 9.3% was 65 years or older .[6]

Chiles last census reported 15,116,435 people. The population has been on a decline since 1990. This is being caused by a declining birthrate. The majority of the population lives in urban areas. It is said that forty percent live in the area of the capital city Santiago alone.

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COUNTRY AND MAP

Chile (Listeni/ˈɪl/[10] or /ˈtʃɪleɪ/), officially the Republic of Chile (Spanish: República de Chile, [reˈpuβlika ðe ˈtʃile] ( listen), Mapudungun: Gulumapu), is a country in South America occupying 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 to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas and Easter Island. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

The northern desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.[11]

Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern and central Chile was under Inca rule while independent Mapuche inhabited south-central Chile. Chile declared its independence from Spain on 12 February 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879–83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its current northern territory. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche were completely subjugated.[12] Chile endured a 16½-year long military dictatorship (1973–1990) that left more than 3,000 people dead or missing.[13]

This scoop is all general information, of the country Chile in general. It also includes a map of the country in relation to the other South America countries. This site includes details such as economics and government as well. It is all information on the country and covers most of this project. However i am only planning on using it for this first scoop.

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