Capital: Santiago

Population: 18,056,201 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Languages: English, and other indigenous languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: White, Mapuche, Aymara, and other indigenous groups

Largest Cities: Santiago, Puente Alto, Antofagasta, Viña del Mar

Main Sport: Tennis, Football, Rodeo

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Holy Saturday (March 26)

Labour Day (May 1)

Navy Day (May 21)

Saint Peter and Saint Paul (June 27)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

National Day (September 18)

Army Day (September 19)

Columbus Day (October 10)

Reformation Day (October 31)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Immaculate Conception Day (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)


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