Chile is called the Republic of Chile. It is South America's most prosperous country. The capital is Santiago. There are 16 million people living there. Chile is 302 square miles. The language spoken is Spanish.
Chile is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Andes Mountains. The Atacama Desert is in Northern Chile. The Atacama Desert has one of the lowest rainfall totals in the world.
Santiago is located in a valley between the coast mountains and the Andes Mountains. Santiago is hot and dry in the summer and wet in the winter. The South inland part of Chile is covered with forests. Along the coast is canals and islands. The temperature is cold and wet around that area.
The central valley in Chile is famous for producing fruits and vegetables to ship all over the world. Some of these products include grapes, apples, pears, onions, peaches, garlic, asparagus and beans. There are also a lot of Vineyards in this area. Land in the south part of Chile is used for ranching. The forests are used to wood. Northern Chile is used to mine copper.
Chile has good weather to produce lots of different things that the world needs. The land is used for many things and it has lots of mountains and scenery.
Photograph by Gustavo Dienstmann, My Shot
A massive Andean glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian ice field, comes to a spectacular terminus in the waters of a Torres del Paine lake. Scientists say that nearly nine out of ten of the park’s glaciers are thinning or retreating. But other parts of Torres del Paine are doing better: Vegetation on once overgrazed lands has bounced back, as have the llama-like guanacos, which were near extinction.
Photograph by Joel Sartore
Sandwiched between the Andes and the ocean, the Atacama Desert is one of the world’s most arid ecosystems, home to many specially adapted animals found nowhere else. Some parts of the region may not get a drop of rain for years...