Introduction

Summary

Republic on the west coast of South America; bounded by Peru on the north, Bolivia and Argentina on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Antarctic on the south. Member of Asociacion Latinoamericana de Intergracion (ALADI).

Cities

Capital: Santiago

Principal Ports

Antofagasta, Arica, Punta Arenas, Talcahuano, Valparaiso, San Antonia

Population

18.2 million

International Country Code

CL

Language(s)

Spanish (official), Mapudungun, German, English

Religion

Roman Catholic, Protestant

Literacy Rate

98.6%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

Domestic: 220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 56

Time

4 hours behind GMT.

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