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flag Chile Chile: Introduction

Capital: Santiago


Total Population: 17,619,708
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 24 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 89.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Santiago (6,677,000); Concepción (978,000); Valparaiso (904,000).
Ethnic Origins: 90% descendants of Europeans, 5% Amerindians of whom 87% belong to the Mapuche ethnic group.
Official Language: Spanish.
Other Languages Spoken: Indian dialects
Business Language(s): Spanish, English
Religion: Catholics 88.8%, Protestants 11%, Jews 0.2%.
Literacy Rate: 95.7%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)

Country Overview

Area: 756,096 km²
Type of State: A Republic based on parliamentary democracy where the President enjoys considerable powers.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
One of South America's most stable and prosperous nations; World's leading exporter of copper and salmon. Second in Latin America and the Caribbean regarding legislation favorable to business.
HDI*: 0.822/1
HDI (World Rank): 41/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Chile, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Chile, Dial +56
Internet Suffix: .cl
Computers: 14.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 18.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 61.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 98.5% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 42,42759,38874,90879,46879,621
Exports of Goods (million USD) 53,73570,89781,41178,27777,367
Imports of Services (million USD) 9,35112,68315,37214,72315,595
Exports of Services (million USD) 8,40110,72913,00912,50212,613

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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