Chile - Is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge,
with 4,300km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded
by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's Plaza de Armas, founded
in 1541, contains neoclassical landmarks and the National History Museum. The massive
Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.
Currency: Chilean peso
Population: 17.62 million (2013) World Bank
Official language: Spanish