Chile Geography is undoubtedly the most diverse one. The latitudinal and longitudinal coordination of Chile is 30º00'S and 71º00'W. Chile is a South American country.
The neighboring countries of Chile are Argentina and Peru. The South Pacific Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean also borders the country. Chile particularly consists of three distinct regions, they are:
The Andes - This region is also called the Cordillera which runs along the lengthy stretch of the eastern coast of the country. The water bodies of Pacific and Atlantic oceans also constitute a partial boundary of this region. The Andes of Chile are the highest and most craggy part with heavy rain fall in the north and central regions of Chile, with peaks as high as 6,000 meters.
The Coastal range - This is the second structural region known as Cordillera de la Costa. The region stretches from Arica to Puerto Montt. Large domains of land are characterized by eroded plateau descending down the west to the sea forms sharp-end terraces. The altitude of this coastal range in Chile is approximately 8,800 feet. The south of this region is covered by almost 3,000 hilly islands with an extended fjord to the Cape Horn.
The Central Valley - This is considered as the most important region for the concentrated inhabitation. This is the widest section (80 kilometers) of Chile landscape. The climatic condition is the most comfortable in this Central valley of Chile.
The Islands Territories - These are the volcanic islands, small and sparsely inhabited. Some the islands of Chile are the Juan Fernandez Island, Sala y Gomez, Easter Island, San Ambrosio, San Felix, and Diego Ramirez Islands.
More than 2,000 volcanoes form the most exquisite part of the geography of Chile, among which 48 have erupted once in the last 100 years. The frequent seismic and tectonic movements in Chile give evidence of its location being near the earthquake prone belt.