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Chile

Chile Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

Language: Spanish

Currency: Peso (CLP)

Calling Code: +56

 

 

 

Chile is an American country located in the southwestern tip of South America. Its official name is Republic of Chile and its capital is the city of Santiago. Before the discovery of America, the lands located south of the Atacama Desert were already called Chili in the indigenous tradition, and once settled in Nueva Castilla and Nueva Toledo, the Spanish conquistadors continued to call the southern region that way. Sometimes also known as "valley of Chile", name that later extended to all the current country.

Although the precise origin of the place name "Chile" is unknown, there are several theories: the name would have originated in the Quechua word chire, "cold", in Chille, ancient hydronym in the Aconcagua valley, in the eponymous Tili - the Picunche cacique who ruled that same valley at the arrival of the Incas, before the arrival of the Spaniards; in the Quechua term chili, 'the cream of the earth', in chili, Mapuche onomatopoeia of the trile song, a word used to call this bird with yellow spots on the wings; in the Aymara chilli voice, 'where the earth ends'; or it would have been due to a group of mitimai Indians, transplanted to the "valley of Chile" by the Incas, who would come from a region where there would be a river baptized with that name. Under the government of supreme director Ramón Freire, a decree was established the name "Chile" to officially designate the country on July 30, 1824.

 

Travel Destinations in Chile

 

Alberto de Agostini National Park

 

Alberto de Agostini National Park covers an area of 14,600 km2 (5,637 mi2) of picturesque glaciers, fjords and beautiful mountains.

Alerce Andino National Park

 

Alerce Andino National Park is a protected area situated in Los Lagos Region of Chile. It covers a total area of 393 km².

Archipiélago de Juan Fernández

 

Archipiélago de Juan Fernández National Park situated 667 kilometres West of Chile coast line became the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe.

Atacama Desert

 

Atacama Desert is famous as the driest place on Earth. Its annual average rainfall equals to 0- 0.08 in of water a year.

Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park

 

Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park is a protected reserve in Limarí Province, Coquimbo Region of Chile. It covers a total area of 100 km².

Calafquén Lake

 

Calafquen Lake is a beautiful mountainous lake in Araucanía Region and Los Ríos Region of Chile. Calafquen Lake surface area is 120.6 sq km.

Chiloé National Park

 

Chiloé National Park is a natural reserve in Los Lagos Region of Chile. It covers a total area of 431 km².

Conguillío National Park

 

Conguillío National Park is a protected area in Araucanía Region of Chile. It covers a total area of 608 km².

Easter Island

 

Mysterious impressive statues of natives' forefathers are spread all over the Easter Island.

Fjordland

 

Fjordland is famous for its fjords or deep ocean islets carved by glaciers over a course of thousands of years.

General Carrera Lake

 

General Carrera Lake is a beautiful mountain lake surrounded by picturesque mountains in the Patagonia region. It covers a total area of 1,850 km².

Laguna san Rafael

 

Laguna san Rafael is a region in Aisen, Chile famous for picturesque glaciers and beautiful fjords.

Lauca National Park

 

Lauca National Park is a protected reserve in Arica-Parinacota Region of Chile. It covers a total area of 1,379 km².

Moon Valley

 

Moon Valley is an area in Atacama desert, the driest place on Earth. It is famous for its alien landscapes and beautiful night sky.

Panguipulli Lake

 

Panguipulli Lake or Lago Panguipulli in Spanish is a beautiful lake surrounded by snow covered mountains in Chile. It covers a total area of 116 km².

Tatio Geysers

 

Tatio Geysers or Los Geiseres del Tatio is an area in Antofagasta in Chile that is famous for its geologic activity.

Torres del Paine

 

Torres del Paine National Park in Magellan’s y la Antartica Chilena covers a total area of 935 mi2 grasslands on a backdrop of Andes mountains.

Volcán Isluga National Park

 

Volcán Isluga National Park is a protected nature reserve in Tarapacá Region of Chile. It cover a total area of 1,747 km² around Isluga volcano.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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