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Last update : 11 February 2019


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Capital : Santiago
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Peso
Population : 18 191 900
Area : 756 102 km2

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Chile facts

1. Independence from Spain obtained on September 18, 1810.
2. The population density is 23.9 persons / km2.
3. The country is 2.4 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism: 70%.
5. The highest peak is Ojos del Salado, 6885 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Loa, 440 km.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Chile.
8. Motto of the country – “Reason or strength.”
9. The most popular sport is tennis and football.
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11. Chile has an unusual shape resembling a ribbon. Its length is 4,300 km, and the width is only 175 km.

12. The country is the third largest producer of copper in the world.

Author: Turyst

13. There are 2,000 volcanoes, 500 of which are theoretically active.

14. Easter Island belongs to Chile. It was discovered on Easter Sunday in 1772.

15. 33% of the inhabitants of this country live in the capitals of Santiago.

Author: MR

16. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 57 place,
      – 2018 year – 57 place.

17. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 60,000 professional and 82 000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 65,000 professional and 72 800 reservists.

18. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 300 tanks, 2340 armored vehicles, 260 jet aircraft and 85 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 300 tanks, 2346 armored vehicles, 253 jet aircraft and 87 helicopters.

19. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $5,400,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $5,483,000,000 .

20. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 105 ships, in 2018 the year is about 108 ships.

Author: Wojak

21. In 1960, Valdivia experienced the strongest recorded earthquake in history. It had a strength of 11 trillion Joules – 9.5 on the Richter scale.

Author: Edyta

22. Torres del Paine National Park located in the south of Chile, was chosen the eighth wonder of the world.

Author: Mila

23. In Chile there are over 300 cloudless nights a year.

Author: Ivo

24. The minimum wage for employees aged 18 to 65 is 225,000 pesos per month. Younger and older people with the lowest national income will receive 145.139 pesos per month (data from 2014).

25. The amount of income tax in Chile is 22.5%.

26. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

27. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.2% .

Author: Daria

28. 12 Chileans have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

29. The richest of them is Iris Fontbona with assets worth over $13.5 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

30. In Chile, an average person consumes about 9.6 liters of pure alcohol per year.

Author: AlkoWorld

31. The national alcohol is wine and pisco.

32. The most wine is drunk – 41%, then beer – 30%, and spirit – 29%.

Author: AlkoWorld

33. In this country, compulsory education lasts 12 years.

Author: EduKacJa

34. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

35. The average IQ level is 90.

Author: EduKacJa

36. In this country there are 2.7% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 486 173 people).

Author: Reebeka

37. The national animal is a condor.

Author: Kos

38. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is the last Sunday of April.

Author: Adrianna

39. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 60 km / h.

40. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 80 to 100 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

41. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.3 per mille.

42. In 2013, 2,108 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

43. 14.2% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

44. The country has more than 4,263,000 motor vehicles registered (237 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

45. 4% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 720,000 people).

46. 2% of the population lives on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

47. On December 8, 1863, a church fire occurred in Santiago, which led to the death of over 2,000 people.

Author: Fiorella

48. In this country there are over 77 764 km of paved roads, including more than 2 387 km of expressways (0.12% of all roads in the world).

49. In this country there are 481 airports, 90 of the paved surface.

50. In this country there are over 7 082 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

51. In Santiago there is a 103 km metro line (108 stations). It was opened in 1975. About 667 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

52. In this country over 12 667 000 (2015) 14 108 392 (2018) people have access to internet (about 78% of the population).

53. Around 11,000,000 (2015) 13,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

54. The average internet connection speed is 5.7 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 42 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

55. The country’s top-level domain is .cl . There are over 395 050 websites with such an extension.

56. The most popular pages with the extension .cl are: google.cl, mercadolibre.cl and lik.cl.

Author: http

57. The country has 2018 over $37 575 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.32% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

58. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $279 650,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $277,000,000,000 .

59. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 15.1% GDP, or around: $42 227 150 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 23.6% GDP, or around: $65 372 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 630.

60. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $145 700 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $177,831,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

61. 29% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

62. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 72 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

63. The highest building in Chile is Gran Torre Santiago in Santiago, 300 meters high (62 floors). It was built in 2012. It is the tallest building in South America.

Author: BobBudowniczy

64. In Santiago there are over 1 100 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

Author: BobBudowniczy

65. The lowest temperature: -37 °C was measured at Coyhaique Alto.

66. The highest temperature: 41.6 °C was measured in Los Angeles.

67. In Quillagua falls less than 0.2 mm of rain per year. It is the lowest rainfall in the world.

Author: weather

68. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

69. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.7 years (women – 81.7 years and men – 75.5 years).

Author: Wilga

70. 2 Chilean citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

71. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

72. 10 women give birth to 18 children on average

Author: Nadia

73. The average age people living in this country is 33.7 years old.

74. The country is around:
3 722 000 people (20.46%) in the age range 0-14 years.
12 611 000 people (69.32%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1,859,200 individuals (10.22%) over 65 years old.

75. In this country, about 252 000 children are born each year (1.4% of the population), and about 109,000 people die (0.6% of the population).

Author: Sara19

76. The Araucana hens abolish blue eggs.

77. In Chile, “cabritas” (small goats) are said to be popcorn.

78. In the nineteenth century, near Mocha island lived a spermophilus-albino called Mocha Dick. It became an inspiration to write the novel “Moby Dick”.

Author: Luiza

79. Chile joined the Second World War only on April 11, 1945.

80. Torres del Paine National Park was chosen the eighth wonder of the world.

Author: Trefniś

81. In this country, a ban on keeping dolphins in captivity has been introduced.

Author: Lidka

82. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

Author: Lutra

83. There are 157890 km2 of agricultural land in Chile (21% of the country).

84. 107 people in 1000 possess firearms.

85. Parinacota is the highest located town in the country.

86. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1949.

87. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 27 days.

Author: Statyk

88. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

89. The work week is 45 hours.

90. 87% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Author: Statyk

91. 162358 km2 of the country is covered by forests (21.8%)

92. The last death penalty was completed in 1985.

Author: Statyk

93. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 40%, and for companies 27% (2018).

94. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

95. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.7%.

Author: Fan%

96. Chile has 250 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

97. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 745 760 $(CLP).

Author: Daria

98. From the Gray Glacier in Chile, a great floe with a size of 350 by 380 m was detached. It is not known why this happened. A similar situation occurred in the 90s of the twentieth century.

Author: Bartek

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What is the highest peak in Chile?
The highest peak in Chile is Ojos del Salado (6893 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Chile?
The largest river in Chile is Loa, 440 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Chile?
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What is the national dish?
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What Chile has national colors?
National colors: red, white and blue.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is wine and pisco.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a condor.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
The national sport is the Chilean rodeo.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Chile?
Chile borders with countries such as Argentina 5 308 km, Bolivia 860 km, Peru 171 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 33.7 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage for employees aged 18 to 65 is 225,000 pesos per month. Younger and older people with the lowest national income will receive 145.139 pesos per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Chile?
The population density is 24 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Reason or strength.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 41.6 ° C was measured in Los Angeles.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -37 ° C was measured at Coyhaique Alto.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta