flag Chile Chile: Statistical Overview

Capital: Santiago


Total Population: 19,603,733
Natural Increase: 0.6%
Density: 26 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 87.9%
Population of main cities: Santiago (6,160,100); Valparaíso (901,500); Concepción (723,000); La Serena (402,000); Antofogasta (352,700); Iquique (295,000); Rancagua (290,900); Temuco (278,600); Talca (237,300); Arica (204,100)
Ethnic Origins: About 89% of the population is of a mostly non-indigenous origin, largely from European and mixed origins. The Mapuche account for about 9% of the population. The Aymara and other indigenous groups, including Rapa Nui, Likan Antai, Quechua, Colla, Diaguita, Kawesqar, Yagan and Yamana account for about 1%. (National Institute of Statistics)
Official Language: Spanish.
Other Languages Spoken: Indigenous dialects, such as Mapudungun, Aymara, Quechua and Rapa Nui
Business Language(s): Spanish, English
Religion: Roman Catholic 66.7%, Evangelical or Protestant 16.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, other 3.4%, none 11.5%, unspecified 1.1%
Literacy Rate: 95.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Santiago

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)

Country Overview

Area: 756,700 km²
Type of State: Chile is a Republic based on parliamentary democracy whereby the President is both Head of State and Head of Government.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, emerging financial market.
Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations, the world's leading exporter of copper and salmon and the second in Latin America and the Caribbean regarding legislation favourable to business.
HDI*: 0.832/1
HDI (World Rank): 42/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Chile, dial 00
To call Chile, dial +56
Internet Suffix: .cl
Computers: 14.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 18.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 61.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99.6% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 74,61269,85559,20792,397104,529
Exports of Goods (million USD) 74,83968,79474,02394,77598,549
Imports of Services (million USD) 16,56716,54713,00817,93722,889
Exports of Services (million USD) 9,2268,4625,6485,9588,509

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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