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While researching this country I learned a few intresting things about Chile. Chile had to endure a 17 year military dictatorship between 1973-1990 that left more than 3000 people either dead or missing. Some believe that Native Americans settled in Chile about 10,000 years ago. They settled along the coast as the most fertile land was found there. I also found out that Michelle Bachelet Jeria was the first woman president ever in Chile! A girl president?! How cool is that?! I learned that Chile is the world’s 38th largest country. It is about twice the size of Japan. The most popular sport in Chile is football (soccer to us Americans). The Chilean football team won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Tennis is the second most popular sport in Chile, with Fernando González the last Chilean to reach a Grand Slam singles final. The two gold medals won by Chile in the Olympic Games come from tennis. They have also won six silver medals in athletics, equestrian, boxing and shooting, and four bronze medals in tennis, boxing and football. Finally I learned that Catholicism is the main religion is Chile. I'm not catholic, but the fact that the majority of them still believe in God is pretty great I think. Chile is actually a pretty intresting country, I want to visit there sometime. 

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First Female President of Chile

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Chilean politician who served as president of Chile (2006–10). She was the first female president of Chile and the first popularly elected South American president whose political career was established...
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Chile Nature Conservation

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Learn about nature conservation in Chile, including environmental issues and resources from The Nature Conservancy. Start Exploring Chile!
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Chilean Independence Day Parade

Outgoing Chilean President Michelle Bachelet oversaw the Independence Day military parade as part of the country's bicentennial celebrations in Santiago. Sat...
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Major industries of Chile

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Chile is today most closely associated with the mining industry, an industry which was brought to international prominence because of the rescue o..., Tim Harry...
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Currency and Exchange Rates in Chile

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Get Chilean Peso rates, news, and facts. Also available are Chile Peso services like cheap money tranfers, a CLP data feed, and more.
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Chile's Flag

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Chile's flag is a red, white and blue banner with a white star. The blue square in the canton region of the flag represents the sky, the white stripe represents the snow of the Andes mountains, and the red symbolizes the blood that was spilled fighting for freedom. The single star represents the powers of the government. The height of the flag is two-thirds the width.

This flag was adopted on October 18, 1817, just before Chile won its independence from Spain (in 1818).

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Santiago de Chile

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Santiago is a cosmopolitan city, with ample restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping from tiny boutique and craft fair to giant shopping mall. There are cultural attractions such as art galleries, museums, theaters, opera and ballet, lively nightlife, plus parks, tree-lined streets and distinct neighborhoods. You'll see brand new high rises and large supermarkets next to old, shabby buildings. You'll have to fend off vendors and peddlers on the busses, but ride in peace and comfort on the subway system.

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Sports in Chile

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Chile Weather Forecast

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Weather forecast in Chile : Temperature, humidity, rain , sun predictions for Chile . Average weather in Chile through out the year.
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Famous Chileans

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Discover unexpected relationships between famous figures when you explore our group of famous Chileans.
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Timeline of Chile

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Visit this site for facts and information about the Chile History Timeline. Details, dates and major events in the Chile History Timeline. Brief, interesting and concise information in a Chile History Timeline format.
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Typical Crops 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]

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Religions in Chile

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Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, etc…...
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Literacy Rate

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Chile Adult Literacy Rate historical data, charts, stats and more. Chile Adult Literacy Rate is at 98.65%, compared to last year. This is higher than the long term average of 94.95%..
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Augusto Pinochet The President of Chile

Augusto Pinochet The President of Chile | Chile, Summer Whitener | Scoop.it
Leader of the military junta that overthrew the socialist government of President Salvador Allende of Chile on Sept. 11, 1973, and head of Chile’s military government (1974–90). Pinochet, a graduate of...
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Map of Chile

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Chile is along the Pacific Ocean. Chile borders three different countries; Argentina to the east, Bolivia to the northeast and Peru to the north. Chile has an unusual ribbon shape. It is 4300 km long and just 175 km wide (on average). Forests, grazing land, volcanoes and lakes are all features of southern Chile.

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