Chile’s untamed geographical beauty extends from the Atacama Desert, the world’s driest, to the ice fields of the continent’s southernmost tip. It has more than 4,000 kilometers long embracing valleys and mountains, parks and marine protected areas, glaciers and wildlife reserves, and it’s also home to the eighth wonder of nature, the Torres del Paine National Park.
Total Surface: 756,102 km2
Length: 4,329 km
Maximum width: 445 km
Presence in three continents: America, Oceania, and Antarctic
Border Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru
Official Language: Spanish
Time Zone (Continental): GMT -4
The longest country on the planet is guarded by the mighty Andes Mountains in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west. Throughout its territory we find a great variety of landscape. The north of the country offers natural attractions such as its starry sky with more than 300 clear nights a year to study the universe.
In addition, the Atacama Desert is not only attractive for its landscape full of contrasts, but also meets the optimal conditions for the development of solar energy. In the central zone, the distance from the mountains to the sea is so short that you can enjoy both extraordinary views in the same day, astonishing tourists coming from all over the world.
The south offers hot springs, volcanoes and even lake and river crossings.
However, Chile’s attractions are not only on the mainland, but also across its islands. Two of them home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Rapa Nui and Chiloé National Parks). Chile has proved that extreme geography combined with human creativity can become opportunity.
A DESTINY THAT ATTRACTS