Area: 292,258 square miles
Languages: Spanish is the official language; Mapudungun, German, and English are also spoken.
Ethnicity: White and white-Amerindian 95.4%, Mapuche 3.2%, other indigenous groups (including Aymara & Rapanui) 1.4%
Location: Chile is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Argentina, and Peru.
Geography: One third of Chile is covered by the Andes. Five distinct geographical regions make up the country: the Northern Desert, the Central Valley, the Lake District, Patagonia in the south, and remote Easter Island 2,400 miles offshore in the Pacific.
Religions: Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelical 15.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 1%, other 4.6%, none 8.3%
Time zone: Chile is on Chile Standard Time, the same time as U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is also 6am in Santiago.