As shown in the Chile Political Map, Chile occupies a long, narrow coastal strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains. It shares its borders with Peru in the north, Bolivia in the north-east, Argentina in the east and the Drake Passage in the south.
The Chilean territory includes the islands of Juan Fernandez, Salas y Gomez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island.
The Chile Political Map marks the national capital, major cities, administrative regions, and the international boundaries of the nation. The national capital, Santiago is clearly marked in the map. It is located in the central valley of Chile, the Santiago Basin. Covering an area of 247.6 square miles, and housing an estimated population of 200,792, Santiago is the largest city in Chile.
Chile is divided into fifteen regions that are further divided into provinces. The provinces are sub-divided into smaller administrative units called communes. The regions are:
- Arica and Parinacota
- Los Rios
- Los Lagos
Chile is a presidential representative democratic republic. The president is both the head of state and head of government. Miguel Juan Sebastian Pinera Echenique is the current President of Chile.
Chile is one of the most prosperous and stable nation of South America. It is the second largest producer of salmon in the world. The largest trade flows are with China, United States of America, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. It exports copper, fruit, fish products, paper and pulp, chemicals and wine; while the major imports include petroleum products, electrical and telecommunications equipment, vehicles and natural gas.
|Region||Population : 2002-04-24||Area(km.²)||Area(mi.²)||Capital|
|Aisen del General Carlos Ibanez del Campo||91,492||108,494||41,890||Coihaique|
|Arica and Parinacota||189,644||16,873||6,515||Arica|
|Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins||780,627||16,387||6,327||Rancagua|
|Los Lagos||716,739||48,584||18,758||Puerto Montt|
|Magallanes y Antartica Chilena||150,826||132,291||51,078||Punta Arenas|
|Region Metropolitana de Santiago||6,061,185||15,403||5,947||Santiago|
Note : - Population : 2002-04-24 census. Source: INE Chile.
|Region||Population history : 4/24/2002|