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A country in South American

  • Chile is the only other country in South America that does not border with Brazil.
  • The Chilean Northern Desert is rich in minerals, particularly Copper.
  • The country produces 1/3rd copper of the world.
  • The country is the largest exporter of Salmon.
  • The country has over 100 wineries and is the 5th largest exporter.
  • Atacama Desert is one of the driest locations. It did not rain for 40 years.
  • Soccer is the most popular sport in Chile.
  • The country became independent from Spanish colonial rule in 1913.
  • City of Valparaiso hosts that largest annual fireworks show.
  • The country has the longest and smallest coastlines in the world.
  • Only 3% of land in the country is arable (fit for agriculture).
  • Loa River is the longest river in the country.
  • Majority of the Chilean population (1/3rd population; 5 million) lives in the capital city of Santiago.
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