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Republic of Chile

República de Chile  (Spanish)
Motto: 
  • Por la razón o la fuerza
  • (English: "By Right or Might") [1][nb 1]
Chilean territory in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled territory in light green.
Chilean territory in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled territory in light green.
Capital
and largest city
Santiagoa
33°26′S70°40′W / 33.433°S 70.667°W / -33.433; -70.667
National languageSpanish
Ethnic groups
(2012)[2]
Religion
(2012)[2][3]
86.2% Christianity
—66.7% Roman Catholic
—16.4% Protestantism
—3.5% Other Christian
11.5% No religion
0.9% Other religions
1.1% Unspecified
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Sebastián Piñera
Adriana Muñoz D`Albora
Diego Paulsen Kehr
LegislatureNational Congress
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Independence 
from Spain
18 September 1810
12 February 1818
• Recognized
25 April 1844
11 September 1980
Area
• Total
756,096.3[4] km2 (291,930.4 sq mi) (37th)
• Water (%)
2.1 (as of 2015)[5]
Population
• 2017 census
17,574,003[6] (64th)
• Density
24/km2 (62.2/sq mi) (198th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $528.300 billion[7] (42nd)
• Per capita
Increase $27,150[7] (57th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $308.505 billion[7] (41st)
• Per capita
Increase $15,854[7] (53rd)
Gini (2017)Steady 44.4[8]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.847[9]
very high · 42nd
CurrencyPeso (CLP)
Time zoneUTC−4 and −6 (CLT and EASTc)
• Summer (DST)
UTC-3 and -5
April to September
Date formatdd/mm/yyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+56
ISO 3166 codeCL
Internet TLD.cl
  1. Legislature is based in Valparaíso.
  2. Includes Easter Island and Isla Salas y Gómez; does not include 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of territory claimed in Antarctica.

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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