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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
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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 Travel
Released: 2015-06-09
Paperback (448 pages)

Fodor s Chile: with Easter Island & Patagonia (Travel Guide)
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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.
The Rough Guide to Chile
By Shafik Meghji & Rosalba O'Brien

Shafik Meghji Anna Kaminski Rosalba O Brien
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

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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

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

Fodor's Travel
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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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.
Chile Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
By Chris Wallace

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Chile Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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A place of extremes and contradictions, Chile is home to a bewilderingly diverse geography and climate. Footprint's Chile Handbook will guide you from the endless and eerie Atacama Desert in the north to the creaking, fractured glacial ice of the south, with beaches and rainforest to explore in between.

Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including Easter Island, Chiloé, the wine routes, skiing, geysers and salt flats
Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from hiking volcanoes to whitewater rafting
Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help them find the best experiences

From Patagonian penguins to the buzz of vertiginous Valparaíso, Footprint's fully updated 8th edition will help you navigate this adventurous destination.
Backpacking in Chile: Travel Guide & Trekking Guide for Independent Travelers
By Steve Hänisch

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (176 pages)

Backpacking in Chile: Travel Guide & Trekking Guide for Independent Travelers
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Filled with personal recommendations this guidebook helps you to plan your trip to Chile independently and explore the most incredible places this country has to offer from the Atacama desert in the north down to the most remote parts of Chilean Patagonia in the very south (completely updated: April, 2017).
Based on his own experience of traveling the country multiple times the author Steve Hänisch wrote this clear and concise Chile travel guide focussing on useful information to help you prepare your own trip. He sums up practical tips on things to do, where to stay, where to eat/drink and outdoor activities you shouldn’t miss. The book includes travel guides for each region of Chile as well as a complete trekking guide for Torres del Paine & the Carretera Austral, plus route itineraries. Checklists are included to help make sure you don’t forget anything.
This travel guide is designed to save you a lot of time & make your trip much easier.

What to expect

  • Travel Guide featuring 18 Spots: Things to do, Tours, Restaurants etc. from the Atacama dessert down to Patagonia – practical tips, short and sweet
  • Compact information: Everything you need to know in matters of safety, best time to travel, budget, entry requirements and much more
  • Packing Lists: Complete South America & Patagonia Packing List
  • Route Planner: Map with all featured spots and travel times from point to point
  • Itinerary Suggestions: 4 sample itineraries featuring the best of Chile in 2-3 weeks
  • Carretera Austral Guide: Comprehensive information, tips and trekking guides to the most adventurous part of Chile
  • Hostel Recommendations: The best Hostels incl. personal reviews and links
  • Trekking Guide: Detailed trekking guide for Torres del Paine incl. preparation, itineraries for ‘W’ and Circuit trek
  • Insider Tips: My personal tips off the tourist paths
  • Chile Resources: Helpful websites, blogs, recommended travel guides, maps and trekking guides to ensure best preparation possible!

What’s inside?

1) Preparation
  • What to expect in Chile
  • The Weather in Chile
  • Top 5 in Chile
  • Language & Communication
  • Safety
  • Chilean cuisine
  • Budget & Prices
  • Health & Insurance
  • Entry Requirements & Custom Regulations
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • My South America Packing List
2) Map & Itineraries
  • Route planner
  • (A) Volcanoes, Coast & Desert in 2 or 3 weeks
  • (B) Carretera Austral in 2 or 3 weeks
  • (C) Carretera Austral & Patagonis in 5 weeks
  • (D) Best of Patagonia for Trekking-Pro's in 3 weeks
3) Travel Guides
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Santiago
  • Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
  • Pucón
  • Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt
  • The Carretera Austral
  • Chaitén
  • Puyuhuapi
  • Coyhaique & Cerro Castillo
  • Puerto Rio Tranquilo
  • Cochrane & Tortel
  • Villa O'Higgins
  • Puerto Natales
  • Punta Arenas
  • My personal Chile Insider Tips
4) Trekking Guide Carretera Austral
  • Day hike to Cerro Castillo
  • Day hike to Mirador Altavista
  • Border Crossing Villa O'Higgins - El Chaltén
5) Trekking Guide Torres del Paine
  • Preparation
  • Patagonia Packing List for Trekking & Camping
  • Trekking Guide “W” Route
  • Trekking Guide „O“ / Circuit Route
6) Additional Resources
  • Recommended Guidebooks
  • Recommended Maps
  • Websites & Blogs
  • About the Author
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island
By DK Publishing

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

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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.


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