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Learn more about Chile.
Flag of Chile Chile
Population: 15,823,957 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Santiago
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An Introduction to Chile
A three-year-old Marxist government was overthrown in 1973 by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was installed in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, have contributed to steady growth and have helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation.

Chile map

Map of Chile ( Location ) : 30 00 S, 71 00 W, Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru. For additional reports and educational information specific to Chile, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Chilean Flag
Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red; there is a blue square the same height as the white band at the hoist-side end of the white band; the square bears a white five-pointed star in the center representing a guide to progress and honor; blue symbolizes the sky, white is for the snow-covered Andes, and red stands for the blood spilled to achieve independence; design was influenced by the US flag.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Chile.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.01%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 73.09 yrs - Male
    • 79.82 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 3.467 million (2002)

Televisions:
    • 3.15 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 5,180,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .cl

Did you know ... People from Chile are called Chileans
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook