25 Interesting facts about Chile

We have to send several letters telling interesting facts about Chile and have managed to learn a lot of things. Here are the most interesting facts about Chile our beautiful country. 

25 Interesting facts about Chile

  • We have the largest pool in the world. In San Alfonso Del Mar. With 250 million liters of salt water, taken directly from the sea! OMG!
  • We have the driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert. Did you know that it is the closest place to the planet Mars in the whole world? And that NASA travels to the Valley of the Moon to make their expeditions?
  • We are in 5th place in wine exports and in 9th place in production of this one. We produce some of the best wines in the world, we have 1,200 km of viticulture in 14 different areas, with a production of more than 10 million hectoliters of wine. WOW
  • Easter Island used to be a sheep field at the beginning of the 20th century, run by the Chilean Navy. And it has one of the largest cave systems in the world thanks to its underground lava tunnels. In 1966 the island was opened to the public and those who lived in Rapanui became Chilean citizens.
  • We have more than 12,000 couples of penguins <3
  • We have more than 1,300 volcanoes, of which many are still active. Among the latter, the most prominent are Cerro Azul, Cerro Hudson and Villarrica volcano.
  • We have one of the largest coastal lines in the world. It measures approximately 6,500 km long and is also one of the narrowest in the world, with a little over 200 km.
  • We have the oldest mummy in the world! It is a child, one of the mummies of the Chinchorro culture , was found in the Camarones Valley. This mummy dates from the year 5050 BC, cuático.
  • We have 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites , they are places of a cultural nature: Churches of Chiloé, Rapa Nui National Park, Historical Quarter of the port city of Valparaíso, Saltpeter Humberstone and Santa Laura Offices and the Sewel Mining City.
  • 1/3 of the world’s copper production comes from Chile.
  • The Atacama Desert has one of the largest records of drought, having gone through a period of 40 years without rain.
  • In the list of the largest countries, we are in Nº38.
  • We have the largest fireworks show in South America, in Valparaíso.
  • Our city Punta Arenas, located at the end of Chile, is the southernmost city on any continent.
  • And the southernmost town in the world is also here and it’s called Puerto Williams.
  • We have the record for the largest earthquake in the world. The one of Valdivia in 1960 with 9.5 of magnitude in the scale Richter, atrocious.

  • The town of San Clemente is famous for its UFO sightings. In fact it has a Uphological route of 19 km and every year thousands of tourists from all over the world travel to this place to try their luck.
  • Cape Horn, stands out as one of the most dangerous sea routes in the world, due to unpredictable weather, strong winds and tides, and icebergs. For this reason, important events of yacht regattas are held, such as the Vendeé Globe , known worldwide.
  • We have the largest open pit mine in the world: Chuquicamata. And the largest underground mine in the world too: El Teniente.
  • Mataveri International Airport, on Easter Island, is the furthest from the world.
  • Chilean Patagonia is one of the cleanest places in the world.
  • We have the largest observatory in South America, in the Elqui Valley (ALMA), where on average there are 240 clear nights.
  • We have some of the best ski centers in the world, including Portillo, known for the excellent quality of its snow and for being one of the places where the ski season lasts longer.
  • We are the only country that does not have poisonous snakes.
  • We have the lowest rate of crime and corruption in South America. Yay!

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