Destination Chile, a virtual guide to the country that occupies a long coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean in the south western part of South America. Chile is bordered by Argentina and Bolivia in east and it shares a short border with Peru in north.
The country has an area of 756,102 km², compared it is slightly smaller than Turkey or slightly smaller than twice the size of the U.S. state of Montana.
The Republic of Chile (its official name) has a population of 17.8 million people (official estimates 2014). Capital and largest city is Santiago (Santiago de Chile). National language is Spanish.