Chile fast facts
Did you know that in Chile ...
- there are almost 900 moai (statues) on Easter Island (Rapa Nui),
- you can swim in the world's biggest pool at Algarrobo, near Valparaiso,
- you can find the oldest mummified remains of the Chinchorro preople near Arica?
Now for some more formal facts about Chile !
Chilean Facts and Figures
Official Name|Republic of Chile**
Motto|By reason or by force**
Capital (and largest city)|Santiago**
Population|17.2 million (2011 estimate)**
Government|Unitary presidential republic**
President|Sebastian Piñera (assumed March 2010)**
Independence (from Spain)|February 10, 1818 (declared)**
Time zone|GMT -4 to -6**
Life expectancy|78 years**
Borders|Peru, Bolivia, Argentina**
Highest mountain (and highest volcano in the world)|Ojos del Salado 6,891m (22,608ft)**
Longest river|Loa (440km)