Chile – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name:  Chile 

Nationality
        noun: Chilean(s)

        adjective: Chilean 

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Area
        total: 756,950 sq km         land: 748,800 sq km         note: includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua

Population: 15,980,912 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups 

        white and white-Amerindian 95%        Amerindian 3%, other 2%        Capital  Santiago  (4  640 000)

Largest Cities 

        Concepcion (370,000)        Valparaiso (290,000)         Temuko  (260,000)         Arika (180,000)

Official Language:  Spanish

Religion

        Roman Catholic 89%        Protestant 11%        Jewish NEGL% 

Political system: Republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $169.1 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $10,700 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 5.8% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector

        agriculture: 6.3%         industry: 38.2%         services: 55.5% (2004 est.)

Inflation:  2.4% (2004 est.) 

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