THE COUNTRY AT A GLANCE

Area: 756,096 square kilometers | 291,930 square miles

Population: 17.5m

Economy: GDP of $481b

Main Cities: Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, Concepción

Language: Spanish

Religion: 55% Roman Catholic


BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW

Chile has the driest and probably oldest desert in the world: The Atacama. Some parts of the desert have never received a single drop of rain

They also have on of the longest coast line in the world (6,500km | 4,062mi) while having the narrowest width (200km | 125mi)

The oldest mummy in the world belongs to Chile, not Egypt. It dates back to 5,050 BC

Chile is home to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, those being: Churches of Chiloé, the Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso, Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, Rapa Nui National Park, and the Sewell Mining Town.

Chile is one of the biggest wine exporters in the world, with over 100 wineries