Chile is a long narrow country which extends like a ribbon down the west coast of South America.
While the coastline is over 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) long, it is only about 61 miles (91 kilometers) wide.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish
MONEY: Chilean Peso
AREA: 291,932 square miles (756,102 square kilometres)
TIME ZONE: GMT -3 hours
Where to stay in Chile
Patagonia Camp is located on the shores of enormous Lake Toro and is only 15mins drive from the renowned Torres del Paine National Park.
A magnificent desert hotel and spa situated just outside of San Pedro de Atacama, in the Catarpe Valley.
Awasi Patagonia is a spectucular lodge with incredible views, and is tucked away within a private reserve neighbouring the renowned Torres del Paine National Park.