Latin America & Caribbean

Chile profile - Facts

Image caption A monumental statue stands on Easter Island, a distant possession of Chile
  • Full name: Republic of Chile
  • Population: 17.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Santiago
  • Area: 756,096 sq km (291,930 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Chilean peso
  • Main exports: Copper, fish, fruit, paper and pulp, chemicals
  • GNI per capita: US $15,230 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .cl
  • International dialling code: +56