Country: Chile

Population: 16,284,741

Capital: Santiago

Time Zone: UTC-4

Currency Name: Chilean peso (CLP)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Spanish

Ethnic Breakdown: white and white-Amerindian 95%, Amerindian 3%, other 2%

Religion: Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelical 15.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 1%, other 4.6%, none 8.3%

Major Cities: Santiago, Valpariso, Antofagasta, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas

Phone Country Code: 56

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.visit-chile.org/

High Travel Season: December - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, l

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), May 21 (Navy Day), Corpus Christi, June 27/29 (St. Peter & St. Paul), August 15 (Assumption of Mary), September 18 (Independence Day), October 12 (Columbus Day), November 1 (All Saints Day), December 8 (Immaculate Conception), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: You can technically be imprisoned for not voting in Chile.