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CHILE LE LE LE LE LE LE... :o)

Here you can see that Chile is a "long and narrow country" as the Historians say.......but beyond that is a country of amazing contrasts...... North and South will always give you different impressions and maybe you'll be partial to some of those.......hot and dry deserts.......rainy forests........stunning glaciers.......
There is just SO MUCH to tell about Chile!!!!!!.
I'll try to do my best!.
Little by little I'll be posting some more pics in my Chilean city pages....
Chile is divided in 12 Regions plus the Metropolitan Region, where is the capital City : Santiago.


Checking the "Must See" you'll find a brief but consistent information of each one of these 13 Regions.

Chile Facts:
Name: Republic of Chile
Population: 15.116.435 (INE 2002)
Independence Day Celebration: September 18th
President: Ricardo Lagos.
Government Type: Republic, Democratic.
Coastline: 6.435 km.
Highest Point: Cerro Aconcagua 6.962 mt.
Natural Resources: Copper, Timber, Iron Ore, Nitrates, Precious Metals, Molibdenum.
Ethnic Groups: White and White-Amerindian: 95%, Amerindian: 3%, Other: 2%.
Religions: Roman Catholic: 89%, Protestant: 11%, Jewish.

INE = Institute of National Statistics

Chile's Web Sites: www.websites.cl

*Maps courtesy of www.theodora.com/maps used with permission*

COPIHUE

(Lapageria Rosea)
This is our National flower, you can find it mostly in the South of Chile in 3 colors, red, pink and white.


*Photo: taken from www.google.com*

CUECA

This is the National dance.
Brazilians call "Cueca" to their male under wear, ha ha ha....but Chilean Cueca is different!!!!!!.

Lot of people dance Cueca on September, when we celebrate our Independence day (Sept.18th) wearing traditional clothing as you see in this pic.


*Photo: taken from www.yahoo.com*

Pros and Cons
  • Pros: Friendly people, delicious sea food, wonderful National Parks.......etc....
  • Cons: Too far away from other countries.
  • In a nutshell: "Chile, Chile lindo, lindo como un sol....."
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  • May 1, 2008 at 6:53 AM

    Here are another chilean wine site: chileanwines.survino.com enjoy

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    Mar 9, 2007 at 11:01 PM

    Thanks for the great tips

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2007 at 7:10 AM

    wow wonderful page on Chile and worth 250 points and more -- happy Birthday

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2006 at 2:34 AM

    Hello! I very much enjoyed your tips & insights on this fascinating country! My father has been to Santiago many times, and I hope to visit one day, too! Greetings from the desert :-) Jess

  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 12:29 PM

    Very nice page, but just ONE sentence about Rapa Nui !!

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2005 at 4:39 AM

    Wonderful page, full of good information and nice pictures. I really like it!

  • artonice's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2005 at 12:25 AM

    great page . I hope one day I can go and see Chile. Pienso que sus fotografías son buenas:) y su escritura tambien. Gracias Eylem

  • KidRock's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 7:50 PM

    Beautiful Photos....good information :-}

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2005 at 7:57 AM

    We're returning to Santiago in Feb., what would you suggest that we see? THANKS FOR THE TIP! Great website!

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 12:39 AM

    Great, informative page!

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