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Full Country Name: The Republic of Chile
Area: 756,626 sq km; 292,058 sq miles
Population: Estimated total population in early 2011: 17,000,000. Two thirds of the population is concentrated in the central zone.
Capital City: Santiago de Chile, population nearly six million.
People: Many Chileans descend from Spanish and other (mainly European) immigrants, who settled in Chile from the sixteenth century onwards, although a large number are of mixed European and indigenous ancestry. Estimates of the size of the indigenous community vary considerably but according to the results of the 2002 census 692,192 people identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic group (4.6% of the population). The indigenous community is comprised of the following groups: Mapuche (87.3%), Aymara (7.01%), Atacamenos (3.04%), Quechua, Rapa Nui (Easter Islanders), Colla, Alacalufe and Yamana.
Languages: The official language is Spanish. The indigenous community also speak Mapuche, Aymara, Rapa Nui and Quechua, amongst others. English is an obligatory second language in schools, though standards vary greatly.
Religion(s): Roman Catholic 69.96%, Evangelical 15.14% (officially defined in Chile as all non-Catholic Christian churches except the Orthodox, the Mormons, the Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses), other Christian churches 2.04%, other religions (including Jews and Muslims) 4.55%, and atheists/indifferent 8.3%.
Currency: Peso (around 760 to 1 in early 2011)