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Official state name: Republic of Chile
Capital: Santiago de Chile
Congress/parliament in Valparaíso
Seat of government in Santiago de Chile
Chile has approximately 17.400.000 inhabitants, of which about 13.400.000 (77,0% of the population) Spanish native speakers.
Well known products of Chile:
World renown seafood and red meats.
Time difference to/offset from UTC/GMT (London): -4 hours
Current time in Chile:
Daylight saving time (DST) from Sunday, 12 October, 2014 until Sunday, 8 March, 2015, time change 1 h (at this moment applied)
Learn Spanish in Chile:
some Spanish language schools of Chile
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The international area code for calls from abroad for Chile is: +56
voltage: 220 V
Websites of Chile end usually with .cl
Government palace La Moneda, Santiago de Chile
Impressions from the Chilean government seat.
Welcome to Chile! The super long, thin country with one of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.
From the driest place in the world, the Atacama Desert to the rugged 'Tierra del Fuego' on the southernmost point of South America.
The relief of Chile exhibits much more drama than the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Between the two there are mountains, valleys, lakes, volcanoes, and a large array of other geographical wonders.
Within these boundaries exists practically all climates of the world.
In the central valley region we find Valparaíso, home to the main port of Chile and the National Congress. Also Viña del Mar the famous South American tourist destination and Santiago, the capital, are located in this most populous part of the country. Here in Santiago you can find the major international airport that receives almost all incoming flights from the outside countries. A little to the south the Mediterranean climate allows the immense amount of agriculture that Chile produces each year and of course the world class wines.
Thousands of islands, canals, fjords, glacially carved mountains, huge glaciers, torrential rivers, and virgin forests that reach down and touch the sea. A place with unimaginable beauty is the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego of Chile. Also, Chile is one of seven countries to hold territorial claim to Antarctica for an exciting backcountry trip.