Top 10 Chile facts

Chile probably got its name from the Native Indian word 'Tchilli' which meant 'snow' or 'extremely cold' The Spanish conquistadors heard the word from the Incas, and the survivors of Diego de Almagro's first Spanish expedition popularized it
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Nevado Ojos del Salado, the highest peak in Chile, is also the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft). It is also the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.
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80% of South America’s glaciers lie in Chile. The largest glaciers of Chile are the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Fields.
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The Andes, the longest continental mountain range in the world, extend through the entire length of Chile and hence mountains cover 80 percent of Chile.

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Only 3% of Chile's land is arable (fit for agriculture)
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Pudú, the world’s smallest deer, is found on Chiloé Island of Chile.
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Chilean countryman and skilled horseman (cowboy) is called huaso (Similar to the Argentinian or Uruguayan gaucho, the American cowboy, the Australian stockman, and Mexican vaquero and charro)
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Musical instruments: tipla (a four-stringed instrument);charango (an armadillo shell as the sounding board); zampoña(bamboo panpipes); quena (hollowed out sugarcane stalk); turtleback-shaped ocarina (made of clay); palo de lluvia (dried cactus branch filled with small beads)
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El Mercurio is the largest-circulated Chilean newspaper. Its Valparaíso edition is the oldest daily in the Spanish language currently in circulation.
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Chile’s national poet, Pablo Neruda (birth name: Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. He is the second and last Chilean to win Nobel Prize.
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Top 10 cities of Chile with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Santiago Metropolis: 5,898,612
2. Greater Concepción: 949,023
3. Greater Valparaíso: 934,859
4. Greater La Serena: 413,716
5. Antofagasta: 348,669
6. Greater Temuco: 345,247
7. Greater Iquique: 279,408
8. Rancagua conurbation: 277,090
9. Puerto Montt: 238,455
10. Arica: 210,936
interesting Chile facts for kids

1. Aisen del General Carlos Ibanez del Campo
2. Antofagasta
3. Araucania
4. Arica y Parinacota
5. Atacama
6. Biobio
7. Coquimbo
8. Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins
9. Los Lagos
10. Los Rios
11. Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena
12. Maule
13. Region Metropolitana (Santiago)
14. Tarapaca
15. Valparaiso
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