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Chile

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. SANTIAGO
  2. Valparaiso
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Major Languages

  1. Spanish
  2. Mapudungun
  3. German
  4. English
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Population

  1. 17,067,369
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Currency

  1. Chilean Pesos
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Climate

  1. temperate
  2. desert in north, Mediterranean in central region, cool and damp in south
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Major religions

  1. Roman Catholic
  2. Evangelical
  3. Jehovah's Witnesses

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. you’ll have to apply to have your visa extended after you enter Chile (but before the first visa expires, that’s important). Apply at the Immigration Office.
  2. It is illegal to work in Chile under either a tourist or a student visa.
  3. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1088.html
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Rate of immigration

  1. 0.35

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. San Pedro de Atacama
  2. Torres del Paine National Park
  3. Valparaíso
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 3.07 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 6.789
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 876243
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 7.59
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. No Information
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. CH$5409100

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 93.4%
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Main Industries

  1. copper, lithium, other minerals
  2. foodstuffs and fish processing
  3. iron and steel
  4. wood and wood products
  5. transport equipment
  6. cement & textiles
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Major Companies

  1. No Information
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Minimum Wage

  1. 357$ 182,000 Chilean pesos per month for workers aged 18–65
  2. 128,402 pesos for workers younger than 18 and older than 65
  3. 110,950 pesos for 'non remunerative' purposes[14]
  4. 92% of the 18–65 minimum wage for domestic servants


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