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Chile

Chile
  • Capital

    Capital

    Santiago

  • Local time

    Local time

    9:10

  • Population

    Population

    17.55 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +56

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ CLP (peso)

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Chile

Chile
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Santiago

  • Local time

    Local time

    9:10

  • Population

    Population

    17.55 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +56

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ CLP (peso)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 949

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.52 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 522mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    756 950 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    18%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    24%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    21%

  • Railways

    Railways

    5529km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    16.36 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    white and white-Amerindian - 95 %
    Amerindian - 3 %
    other - 2 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 89 %
    Protestant - 11 %
    Jewish

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    96.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Mapudungun
    German

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    109 450

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    9.3 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    40%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    16 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.5%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    copper, lithium, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    64%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    26%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    82 563kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    55 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    56

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What not to do when visiting Chile

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Don't say "no" in Chile - Chileans dislike saying "no", particularly in business dealings. Diplomacy is essential.

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2/27
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Don't be offended by Chileans asking personal questions - be willing to devote a fair amount of time talking about family, friends and your background.

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3/27
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Don't hide your hands below the table - keep both hands above the table throughout the meal and finish everything on your plate.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Chile, the world’s longest country, is also home to the world’s longest swimming pool.

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Don't talk much about politics and religion. Focus on families, children, history and the arts. Easter Island is a very interesting subject for all.

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5/27
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Don't give scissors or knives as a gift - it indicates severing the relationship. Open a gift upon receipt. Gifts for children are greatly appreciated.

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6/27
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Don't sit until told where to sit.

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7/27
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Don't begin to eat until the hostess invites everyone to start and don't begin drinking until a toast has been made.

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8/27
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Don't forget abortion is illegal in Chile.

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9/27
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Don't stay cold with people - develop personal relationship and understand the phenomenon importance of contacts. In Chile, as in most of Latin America, the personal relationships are the key to success.

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10/27
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Don't be offended if a Chilean stands too close - like other Latin Americans, Chileans tend to stand much closer to one another than in Europe and North America in conversation.

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11/27
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Don't get lost in the local surnames. It's customary to give a child the family name of both parents, and the mother is also known officially retains her maiden name in addition to her husbands name.

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12/27
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Don't visit Chilean home empty-handed when invited. Bring a gift of a bouquet of flowers or wine for the hostess, but don't give yellow roses which indicate disrespect, purple and black flowers which used for mourning.

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13/27
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Don't make a fist and slapping it against the other hand, or hold the hand as if holding a round object - both would be misinterpreted as "screw you".

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14/27
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Don't beckon with the hand which is considered bad form. Yawns should be stifled or covered by the hand.

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15/27
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Don't necessarily eat with your hands - finger food is seen as not sophisticated Chile. If you've been given a knife and fork, be sure to use them.

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16/27
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Don't pour wine with the left hand while grasping the neck of the bottle - it's a big no-no in Chile.

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17/27
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Don't get upset if you are called a "gringo" - Chileans tend to call all foreigners like that.

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18/27
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Don't hold your fist upright and level to your head - it might be considered a communist sign.

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19/27
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Don't forget to dress neat and conservatively - women usually wear modest skirts or dresses and men typically wear pants.

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20/27
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Don't forget to shake hands upon meeting when men, women pat another's shoulder or kiss the right cheek.

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21/27
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Don't get sunburnt - wear a hat and use sunscreen. Southern Chile lies in a significant ozone hole, the sun rays can be hazardous. Bring warm clothing and rain gear to the south, the weather here is very changeable.

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22/27
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Don’t forget the most common toast is ”Salud!”

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23/27
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Don't expect Santiago to be Buenos Aires.

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24/27
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Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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25/27
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Don’t forget to carry some Chilean pesos in hand to pay the tools when using the highways.

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Don’t be surprised with smaller occasional earthquakes - Chile is located in a highly seismically active zone. Make sure you know what to do during the earthquake.

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Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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