Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chile is the world's longest country, extending over 4,300 miles (6,900 kilometers) from north to south.
The Atacama Desert, which is the driest place on Earth, lies in northern Chile. Central Chile contains most of the country's population, including the capital, Santiago. Southern Chile is home to lush rainforests and the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia.
Chile's economy is based on mining, agriculture, and fishing. The country is also a leading producer of copper. Chile is a member of the Pacific Alliance, an organization of Latin American countries that promotes free trade and economic integration.
The official language of Chile is Spanish. However, English is also widely spoken, especially in business and tourism. Chile is a culturally diverse country, with a strong indigenous heritage. Chilean culture is also influenced by the country's German, Italian, and French immigrants.
Chile is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Atacama Desert, the Lake District, Easter Island, and the Chilean wine region.
452.10 billion US dollars
Chilean Unit of Account (UF)