Chile Facts for Kids

A Picture of the Flag of Chile
  • Country Name: Chile
  • Continent: South America
  • Primary Language: Spanish
  • Population: 17,574,003 (2017 census)
  • Currency: Peso (CLP)
  • GDP: 298.231 billion (2018, World Bank)

26 Chile Facts for Kids

  1. Chile is a country on the continent of South America.
  2. The official name for Chile is the Republic of Chile.
  3. A native or resident of Chile is called Chilean.
  4. The primary language spoken in Chile is Spanish.
  5. The capital city of Chile is Santiago.
  6. The population of Chile was 17,574,003 based on a 2017 census.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Chile was the 62nd most populated country in the world.
  8. The national currency of Chile is the Peso (CLP).
  9. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Chile was 298.231 billion USD.
  10. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Chile was 42nd on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  11. The country of Chile covers 291,933 square miles.
  12. Chile is the 39th largest country by square miles.
  13. The largest city in Chile is Santiago.
  14. The highest point in Chile is the Nevado Ojos del Salado mountain, or “Snow Salty Eyes” in English at 22,616 feet.
  15. Nevado Ojos del Salado in Chile is the highest active volcano in the world.
  16. The longest river in Chile is the Loa River at 270 miles long.
  17. The largest lake in Chile is General Carrera Lake at 710 square miles.
  18. General Carrera Lake in Chile is shared with Argentina and referred to as “Lake Buenos Aires” by the Argentines.
  19. The government of Chile is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.
  20. Chile is divided into 56 provinces over 16 regions.
  21. Drivers in Chile drive on the right side of the road.
  22. The country calling code for Chile is +56.
  23. The ISO 3166 code for Chile is CL.
  24. The national anthem of Chile is “Himno Nacional de Chile” or “National Anthem of Chile” in English.
  25. The motto of Chile is “Por la razón o la fuerza” or “By Right or Might” in English.
  26. In Chile, about 68% of the population believes in Christianity.

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