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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Chile section.
|Density||22.9 / km2 ( 59.4 / mi2 )|
|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|
What is the capital of Chile?
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
|Elevation||556 meters over sea level|
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|#4||Vina del Mar||294,551|
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