Chile - Living Investing Retiring Traveling & Working in Chile
Populated by more than 17 million people, Chile—officially known as the Republic of Chile—has been called one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations. Long and narrow, the country stretches more than 2500 miles along the Andes Mountain range, but is only 217 miles from border to Pacific Sea at its widest point.
Known best for its vast geographical landscapes, the country encompasses forests, deserts, lakes, volcanoes, fjords, grazing lands, islands, and even glaciers—not to mention at least 10 major climatic subtypes throughout those regions.
Originally colonized by the Spanish, Chile won its own independence in 1818. The now sovereign nation is a blend of people and cultures of both European and indigenous decent—namely Incan and Mapuchen—with Spanish being its officially spoken language.