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Country (long form) Republic of Chile
Capital Santiago
Total Area 292,260.03 sq mi
756,950.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana)
Population 15,328,467 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 19,252,959
Languages Spanish
Literacy 95.2% total, 95.4% male, 95% female (1995 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish (negligible)
Life Expectancy 72.63 male, 79.42 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 Chilean peso (Ch$) = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita) $10,100 (2000 est.)
Industry copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles
Agriculture wheat, corn, grapes, beans, sugar beets, potatoes, fruit; beef, poultry, wool; fish; timber
Arable Land 5%
Natural Resources copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower


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