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

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Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in April.

2. 14.2% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. Over 4,263,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (237 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. A great country with dimensions of 350 by 380 m broke away from the Gray Glacier in Chile. It is not known why this happened. A similar situation occurred in the 1990s.

5. The national top-level domain is .cl . There are over 395 050 websites with this extension.

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

7. Araucana chickens lay blue eggs.

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

9. The country has 481 airports, 90 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 7 082 km of railway tracks.

11. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 5.7 Mb / s, and the maximum is 42 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

12. Full name of the country – Republic of Chile.


Geography in Chile

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

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

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

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

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

6. The country is 2.4 times larger than Poland.

7. The highest peak is Ojos del Salado, 6885 m above sea level.

8. The longest river is Loa, 440 km.

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

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

11. 162358 km2 of the country is covered by forests (21.8%)

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

13. Chile has an unusual shape resembling a ribbon. Its length is 4,300 km, and the width is only 175 km.

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

99. The nearest capital in a straight line from Santiago is Buenos Aires (Argentina) – 1132 km.

100. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Santiago is Beijing (China) – 19060 km.


Finance in Chile

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1. 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).

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 279 650,000,000 (PLN 1,196,902,000,000) ),
– in 2018 it is $ 277,000,000,000 (PLN 1,185,560,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 15.1% of GDP, which is about: $ 42 227 150 000 (PLN 180 732 202 000),
2018 year was 23.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 65,372,000,000 (PLN 279 792 160,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 3,630 (PLN 15,538).

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

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

10. 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).

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


Law in Chile

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. The last death penalty was completed in 1985.


Education in Chile

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 90.

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


Work in Chile

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1. 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).

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

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

4. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.2% .

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

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

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

8. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Chile

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. The highest peak is Ojos del Salado, 6885 m above sea level.

6. The longest river is Loa, 440 km.

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

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

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

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


Army in Chile

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 57 place,
2018 > year – 57 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 60,000 professional and 82,000 reservists,
2018 year – 65,000 professional and 72 800 reservists.

3. 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.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 5,400,000,000 (PLN 23,122,000,000),
2018 year – $ 5,483,000,000 (PLN 23,467,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 105 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 108 ships.


Society in Chile

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1. 12 Chileans have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

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

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

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

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

6. 4% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 720,000 people).

7. 2% of the population lives on less than 3 $a day.

8. The average IQ level is 90.

9. 29% of adults living in this country are overweight.

10. 33% of the inhabitants of this country live in the capitals of Santiago.

11. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.8 children.

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

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

14. The population density is 23.9 persons / km2.

15. The main religion is Catholicism: 70%.

17. 2 Chilean citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

19. In this country there are about:
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 people (10.22%) over 65 years old.

20. 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).

21. 107 people in 1000 possess firearms.

22. 87% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Chile

1. The national alcohol is wine and pisco.

2. The national animal is a condor.

3. Motto of the country – “Reason or strength.”


Sport in Chile

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1. The most popular sport is tennis and football.


History of Chile

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

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

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

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

5. Independence from Spain obtained on September 18, 1810.

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

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

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


Language in Chile

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

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


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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).

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What is the largest river in Chile?

The largest river in Chile is Loa, 440 km.

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What Chile has national colors?

National colors: red, white and blue.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is wine and pisco.

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What is the national animal?

The national animal is a condor.

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What is the national sport?

The national sport is the Chilean rodeo.

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Which countries borders Chile?

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

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

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

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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.

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What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Reason or strength.”

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

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

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

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

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta