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From the glacial landscapes of Patagonia to the hidden canyons of the Atacama desert and the mysterious monoliths of Easter Island, Chile is full of surprises.

  • Capital city: Santiago
  • Population: 17,216,945 (est 2013)
  • Size of country: 756,102 sq km
  • Currency: Chilean Peso
  • Power supply: 220-240 Volts
  • Sockets: two round-pin plugs (as in Continental Europe).
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time difference: GMT -4 hours
  • Visas: British nationals may visit Chile as a tourist with a valid passport without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelical 15.1%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other Christian 1%, other 4.6%, none 8.3% (2002 census)
  • Popular dishes: Empanadas (pastries traditionally filled with beef, onions, raisins, black olives, and a hard boiled egg)
  • Popular drinks: Red wine or pisco sour cocktails
  • Did you know: Although the country is over 2,700 miles long, it is only 110 miles across at its widest.
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