GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $243 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $281 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $16,100 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Santiago

Population (Estimated July 2012): 17,067,369

Area: 756,096 km2 or 291,930 mi2

Currency: Peso (Ch$)

Official Language: Spanish

Political Information: Unitary Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 70% of the population are Roman Catholic, 15.1% are Evangelical, 1.1% are Jehovas Witnesses, 5.6% have other religious beliefs and 8.3% have no religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Nevado Ojos del Salado at 6,880m or 22,572ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC):  Between -4:00 and -6:00



Counties/Provinces/States: 15 regions (regiones, singular - region); Aisen del General Carlos Ibanez del Campo, Antofagasta, Araucania, Arica y Parinacota, Atacama, Biobio, Coquimbo, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Los Lagos, Los Rios, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Maule, Region Metropolitana (Santiago), Tarapaca, Valparaiso

Leaders: The President of the republic is Sebastián Piñera with Guido Girardi as President of the senate.

Additional: Declared Independence from Spain the 12th of February 1818 but not recognised until the 25th of April 1844 

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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