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Chile

Chile

Looking at a map of Chile you cannot but feel a touch of amazement: what an exceedingly long, narrow strip of land, stretching along the coast of southern South America, to the west of Argentina. Tucked as it is between the towering Andes mountains and the endless Pacific Ocean, it would not seem to have much room for anything. Politically, Chile is divided in 12 regions, including the Antarctic territory, plus the metropolitan region.

The official language of Chile is Spanish, and its currency the Chilean peso. Chile is a mestizo country, of mixed European and indigenous extraction, and the indigenous tradition is still visible in several parts of the country. Chile's literacy rate is one of Latin America's highest. Nearly 90% of the Chileans are Roman Catholic, but there exists freedom of religious expression.

You'd be amazed, though. Its 4,300km-long, 180km-wide territory harbors some of the finest scenery in the Americas, a bewildering variety of climates - only the humid, hot tropical ones are absent and landscapes ranging from the world's most arid desert to the rainiest spot on the planet, including a Sahara in the north, a California in the center, an Alpine district in the mid-south and a Norway in the deep south, plus some places that bear no comparison, such as Easter Island, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and the Atacama Desert.

Add to this a prosperous economy, some of the best telecommunications anywhere, good infrastructure, and health services, friendly people, excellent tourist services, and a total absence of poisonous plants or insects, and you have a destination that is hard to outclass.
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Easter Island,Chile

The most remote island in the world, more than 2,000 miles from the Chilean mainland, Easter Island, leaves visitors feeling that they are in the "middle of nowhere." Politically part of Chile, but culturally part of Polynesia, this island is one of the most unique in the world. Visitors can enjoy its beautiful beaches, and admire the mysterious rock statues called Moais, carved thousands of years ago.

Chile Wine

 Chile's wine region includes eight separate valleys, each with its own characteristics and wines. The Casablanca Valley is generally considered the finest producer of whites, principally Chardonnay but with a growing reputation for Sauvignon Blanc. The Maipo Valley, meanwhile, is Chile's most traditional wine region and producer of the country's finest Cabernets and Merlots. The wine and gourmet tours generally combine wine tastings with tours of historic haciendas and bodegas (wine cellars), some of which have been declared national monuments. Near Santiago, they make a great weekend escape or luxury vacation all on their own.
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