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