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Chile Flag Chile (Spanish: República de Chile) is a country located on the southwestern coast of South America. The country is, for the most part, a long narrow strip that lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Andres mountains, although Chilean territory also includes a number of Pacific islands (Desventuradas, Easter Island, Juan Fernádez, and Salay y Gómez), and Chile has made claims to a portion of the Antarctic. The country's land borders are with Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.

As of 2010, the country's population was estimated as being 17,063,000. The country's capital and largest city is Santiago which is home to nearly 5.3 million people in the city itself, and around 7.2 million in the total metropolitan area.

Chile has a modern and successful market-economy including a significant level of foreign trade. Although there have been occasional problems, for the most part, the country has sustained high levels of growth for many years. The basis for the country's economic success was laid by sound economic policies that have been consistently pursued for many years (these economic policies having been initially introduced during the period of military rule between 1973 and 1990), as well as high levels of domestic savings and investment, and free trade agreements with an increasing number of countries.

Map of Chile

Chile Country Details


Country Name Chile
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Chile Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Santiago


Web Sites about Chile


Moai at Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Chile
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Centro de Comercio de Santiago de Chile, Chile

Books about Chile


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Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (480 pages)

Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Museum-hop in Barrio Bellas Artes, kayak down the calm Rio Serrano, or marvel at the strikingly enigmatic moai of Easter Island; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chile and Easter Island and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, literature, cinema, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and wine
  • Over 66 local maps
  • Covers Santiago, Vina del Mar, Rapa Nui, Arica, Anakena Beach, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia, Chiloe, Sur Chico, Norte Grande, Norte Chico, Middle Chile, Tierra del Fuego, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guide to Chile & Easter Island, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-02-02
Paperback (344 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile and Easter Island takes you by the hand, leading you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer.

DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Chile and Easter Island, from festivals and markets to gorgeous beaches and national parks. Experience the Tapati festival, explore the spectacular Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia, or simply take in the most transparent skies in the southern hemisphere.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile and Easter Island.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city map of Santiago includes street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile and Easter Island truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Chile: with Easter Island & Patagonia (Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-06-09
Paperback (448 pages)

Fodor s Chile: with Easter Island & Patagonia (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Squeezed between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Chile offers something for everyone. Whether travelers are interested in first-rate vineyards, glittery beach resorts, desert adventures, sprawling glaciers, or the urban pleasures and inventive cuisine of Santiago, Fodor's Chile helps them craft the perfect itinerary for this diverse country.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Chile
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Coverage of Santiago, The Central Coast, El Norte Chico, El Norte Grande, The Central Valley, The Lake District, Chiloe, The Southern Coast, Southern Chilean Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, and Easter Island
The Rough Guide to Chile
By Shafik Meghji & Rosalba O'Brien

Rough Guides
Released: 2015-09-15
Paperback (528 pages)

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The Rough Guide to Chile is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating country, with expert coverage of all the best attractions, suggested itineraries to help you plan your trip, comprehensive color maps to make getting around easy, and evocative photos that bring the destination to life.

Discover the highlights of this year-round destination with the latest information on trekking in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, wine tasting in the Central Valleys, exploring the intriguing Easter Island, and star-gazing in San Pedro de Atacama. The Rough Guide to Chile is packed with insightful, up-to-date reviews of the best accommodations, restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops for all budgets, as well as detailed practical advice on Chile's diverse outdoor activities, from rafting the mighty Río Futaleufú to horseback riding around Santiago.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Chile.

Insight Guides: Chile & Easter Island
By Insight Guides

imusti
Paperback (368 pages)

Insight Guides: Chile & Easter Island
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Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific, Chile is known for its varied landscape and the wealth of outdoor activities it offers, from skiiing and white-water rafting to climbing volcanoes. Be inspired to visit by Insight Guide Chile and Easter Island, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this fascinating country.
Inside Insight Guide Chile and Easter Island:
Stunning, specially-commissioned new photography that brings this breathtaking country and its people to life.
Highlights of the country's top attractions, from national parks to historic buildings and vineyards to hot springs in our Best of Chile and Easter Island.
Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the the bustling capital of Santiago to the picturesque Lake District and Tierra del Fuego. A designated chapter covers Easter Island, one of the world's most intriguing islands.
Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Chile (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Multicoloured Map (2 pages)

Chile (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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  • Printed on waterproof material.
  • Stands up to the rigors of travel.
  • Made in USA.
Product Description:
• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Chile Adventure Map is the perfect travel companion for adventure travelers exploring this long and narrow coastal country occupying much of South America's Pacific coastline. Expertly researched, the map combines unparalleled detail with a user-friendly design, including a handy index of towns, cities and National Parks and Reserves, to help locate them quickly, as well as a clearly marked road network of highways, major and minor roads, and unpaved roads, labeled with distances. In addition, hundreds of well-known and off the beaten path cultural, historical and recreational points of interest are highlighted, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, archeological sites, beaches, lighthouses, monuments, churches, spas and areas for skiing, fishing and surfing. Outdoor adventurers will find mapped hiking trails along with such topographic features as contour lines, elevations and labeled peaks.

The map conveniently covers the country in four sections: from its northern borders with Peru and Bolivia to the city of Copiapo; the next section continues south, through the capital of Santiago, to Concepcion; then into Patagonia and the city of Coihaique, the Chonos Archipelago and Moraleda Channel; finally to the southernmost part of the country with its National Parks and Preserves, including Alberto de Agostini National Park. The long border with Argentia is shown with border crossings. Inset maps cover Easter Island and the Juan Fernandez Islands. This unique map, with its abundance of specialized content. compliments any guidebook.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:1,750,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island
By DK Publishing

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2013-07-01
Paperback (352 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. This fully updated guide includes street maps of cities and towns, plus unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights.

Vibrant full-color photography will help you visualize your destinations as you discover Chile and Easter Island one region at a time. Detailed listings will inform you of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets. Explore local festivals and markets, day trips and excursions, gorgeous beaches and national parks, and find your way effortlessly around the region. DK's insider tips and cultural insight will help you explore every corner of Chile and Easter Island, as if you were a local.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island — showing you what others only tell you.

Fodor's Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-02-10
Paperback (496 pages)

Fodor s Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the scenic Mendoza wineries in the foothills of the Andes, to the cultural riches of Buenos Aires, to the gorgeous glacial terrain of Patagonia, Argentina offers experiences for all types of travelers. Whether they plan to marvel at the spectacular waterfalls of Iguazu Falls or dance the tango in a swanky nightclub, Fodor's Argentina helps travelers take in the most memorable sights and experiences of this culturally and geographically rich country.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on tango, Iguazu Falls, and wine
· Side Trips into Uruguay with Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Este
· Coverage of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, The Northwest, Mendoza and the Wine Regions, The Lake District, and Patagonia

Planning to focus on Buenos Aires? Check out Fodor's travel guide to Buenos Aires.

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