Chile's Physical Geography, Chile And The Country Of Chile

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Chile is a country which is a part of the South American continent. It is a long strip of land in the south west region of South America. It is coastal to the South Pacific Ocean, and a portion of the South Atlantic Ocean. When compared to other countries, Chile’s physical geography is a little odd. This long piece of land stretches vertically from north to south approximately 4,270 km, yet it is only 177 km, from east to west. Chile borders three countries; Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. The capital city of Chile is Santiago, which is right in the middle of this country. Chile has 239 cities across the country. Chile is currently a developing country, which is improving its economy day by day to be listed in the future as a more developed country.  Dark Green: Mostly broadleaf evergreen forest  Light Green: Mostly scrub, with local small tree areas  Brown: Mostly grass with patches of low forest  Orange: Patchwork of cultivated vegetation and pastureland  Yellow: Desert or alpine barrens Most regions of Chile are still covered by forests/greenery. The land in the South Coast is separated into small Islands. Major cities of Chile include; Santiago, Greater Valparaiso, Greater Concepcion, and Greater La Serena. Comparison to Canada Chile Canada • Size: 756,096 km2 • Recent Population: 17.46 million (2012) • GDP Per Capita: 16,701.23 $CA (2012) • Currency: Chilean Peso • Exchange Rate (2014): 1 CLP = 0.002 CAD • Time zones: Eastern Island, Chile • Time Difference (Santiago): Chile Standard Time UTC/GMT -4 hours (Same as Toronto) • World Region: In the Southwestern region of the South American Continent • Capital City: Santiago • Languages Spoken: Spanish • Religions Practiced (2011): Christianity, Bahai Faith, Judaism, Isla... ... middle of paper ... ...sed demand on fuels around the world, Chile took advantage of this fact and started to open oil extracting industries/plants. The export of many in demand products including exotic fruits and animals (Lamas) attracted many international consumers towards Chile. The Industrializing era started to take over major Chilean cities in order to compete in international trading and economic growth. Due to an overthrow of the military rule, the switch to a democratic government meant that Chile had a bright future ahead. In present day, Chile is considered to be one of the top developing countries competing aggressively against many great nations. The Chilean government stabilizes, putting in all efforts to a better economic health for Chile. Every day the levels of governmental, political, and social issues in Chile decrease, leaving more space for businesses to flourish.

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