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Where is Chile?

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Located in the continent of South America, Chile covers 743,812 square kilometers of land and 12,290 square kilometers of water, making it the 38th largest nation in the world with a total area of 756,102 square kilometers.

Chile became an independent state in 1818, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Chile is 17,067,369 (2012) and the nation has a density of 23 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Chile is the Unidad de Fomento (CLF). As well, the people of Chile are refered to as Chilean.

The dialing code for the country is 56 and the top level internet domain for Chilean sites is .cl.

Chile shares land borders with 3 countries: Bolivia, Argentina, Peru.

To learn more, visit our detailed Chile section.

Quick facts

Population 17,067,369
Density 22.9 / km2 ( 59.4 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1818
Capital Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan)
Currency Unidad de Fomento
GDP 258,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 15,117 (2014 data)
Land Area 743,812 km2 (287,187 mi2)
Water Area 12,290 km2 (4,745 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Argentina, Bolivia, Peru
Minimum Longitude -109.460
Maximum Longitude -66.420
Mininum Latitude -55.980
Maximum Latitude -17.510

What is the capital of Chile?

map showing the location of Chile
Location of Santiago on a map.

Santiago is the capital city of Chile. It has a population of 4,837,295, and is located on a latitue of -33.46 and longitude of -70.65.

Santiago is also the political center of Chile, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Santiago, the Capital Of Chile

City Santiago
Country Chile
Population 4,837,295
Longitude -70.64827000
Latitude -33.45694000
Elevation 556 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Chile

Rank City Population
#1Santiago4,837,295
#2Puente Alto510,417
#3Antofagasta309,832
#4Vina del Mar294,551
#5Valparaiso282,448
#6Talcahuano252,968
#7San Bernardo249,858
#8Temuco238,129
#9Iquique227,499
#10Concepcion215,413
#11Rancagua212,695
#12La Pintana201,178
#13Talca197,479
#14Arica185,999
#15Coquimbo161,317
#16Puerto Montt160,054
#17La Serena154,521
#18Chillan150,396
#19Calama143,084
#20Osorno135,773

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.