Informative Essay On Chile

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The Republic of Chile, its official name, is a South American country located on the west side of South America running north and south, making it the longest country in the world. Santiago is the capital of Chile and its largest city. Chile’s boundary lines are shared with Peru to its north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to its east. Chile has a coastline of 6,435 kilometers, and it has a total area of 756, 102 square kilometers, making it the eighth largest country in the world ("Where Is Chile." Where Is Chile. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2015.) In South America, Chile is one of only two countries that do not border Brazil ("26 Interesting Facts about Chile -." N.p., 24 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Sept. 2015.) Chile has a population of 18,007,170. The male population is 8,902,751. The female population is of 9,104,413. Chile has had 172, 545 births this year and 7,884 deaths this year. Chile’s population has grown 100,661 just in the year of 2015 ("Chile Population 2015. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Sept. 2015.) Chile is a Democratic Republic with a legislature size of 168 seats. There is a president just like we have in America today. Chile’s president is Sebastian Pinera Echenique. The length of his term is ten years, unlike America’s one term of four years. The last presidential election in Chile was held in the year 2010 ("Chile." Government…show more content…
It also has a dynamitic landscape and terrain. In the Andes Mountains in Chile, there are 2,000 active volcanoes. The highest point in Chile is the world’s tallest volcano. It is named Nevada Ojos del Salado and is 22,572 feet. Chile produces one-third of the world’s copper. Chile is also home to the Atacama Desert. At one point that desert had not received rained for forty years. That was one of the longest droughts in the world. Chile is also home to the world’s smallest species of deer, which is the pudu ("26 Interesting Facts about Chile -." N.p., 24 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Sept.
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