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Chile (CL)

Continent: South America Chile Land
Surface: 756.950 km ²
Inhabitants: 161.349
Capital: Santiago International banking code (ISO Codes): CL
Official language: Spaniard Code: +56
Currency: Peso Number plate: RCH
Routes of Chile: 1041 Routes towards Chile: 1401
Preferred airports: Santiago of Chile (SCL), Calama El leasing (CJC), Porvenir (WPR), Puerto Williams (WPU), Puerto Native Gallardo (PNT), Valdivia Pichoy (ZAL), Temuco (ZCO), Osorno (ZOS), Pucon (ZPC), Serena (LSC)
Principal cities: Santiago, Antofagasta, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Talcahuano, San Bernardo, Temuco, Iquique, Concepción, Rancagua, Talca, Arica, Coquimbo, Puerto Montt, Serena
Airline company based in Chile: LAN Airlines, Sky Airline, LAN Express train

Tourist guide Chile (South America)

The Republic of Chile is located on the west coast of South America. It is bordered in the west and the south by the Pacific Ocean, north by Peru and the east by Bolivia and Argentina. Chilean sovereignty also extends in the Pacific Ocean on islands such as the Archipelago from Juan Fernandez and the Easter Island, and also in the Antarctic since Chile has a territory there. Chile extends on 4300 km from north in the south along the Pacific Ocean and Andes cordillera and only 200 km from west in east. The broadest part reaches 240 km and narrowest 90 km. Because of this geographical characteristic, Chile has a great diversity of climate and vegetation.

Relief and river: the culminating point of the country, located at the border with Argentina, Ojos del Salado reaches an altitude of 6.880 m is thus the most active volcano of the world. Located in the desert of Atacama, in the north of the country, this high summit is only very seldom snow-covered. Indeed, the desert of Atacama, old man of 15 million years is most arid of the world even if its proximity with the coasts brings fog regularly to him. The known climatic phenomenon under the name of “El Nino”, which reproduces on average all the 6 to 10 years, then generates important falls of rain which, for one short period, make it possible certain areas of the desert to develop vegetation.

Climate and period of voyage advised: the north of the country practically does not know a winter. The climate is Mediterranean there and the temperatures are always between 15 and 30°C. In the center of the country, one can observe a rather similar climate, sometimes although the fogs come from the sea between June and September, during the winter, make lower the temperatures until 5°C. More than 50% of the total population of the country live in this area, although the greatest concentration is in the area of Santiago of Chile. The south, on the contrary presents landscapes of a great beauty, dominated by forests, supported by the frequent rains and fresher temperatures, since even in summer, it can be necessary to heat the dwellings. It is here that Patagonie starts, with its landscapes of glaciers of which largest of the country, Campo de Hielo On.

Official languages and spoken languages: the official language is Spanish. Many Amerindian languages are still also used. In the south of the country, English is also included/understood by the local population.

Health and vaccinations: generally one advises with the travellers to be made vaccinate against hepatitis has, typhus, the polio, the diphteria and tetanus. To prevent the viral diseases transmitted by the insects and the mosquitos, it is in general enough to cover well and apply products anti-insects. The risk to contract paludism is non-existent in Chile. The system and the equipment of health are satisfactory only in the big cities. It is advised to contract an insurance travels including/understanding an insurance repatriation for the most serious cases. For more safety and to avoid risks of infection, it is recommended to peel the fruits well and to make cook vegetables before consuming them. Lastly, think of providing you with small limps with pharmacy of voyage.

Conditions of entry on the territory: for the French nationals, a valid passport is enough for a one duration stay lower than three months. For one higher duration, a visa will have to be obtained from the embassy of Chile. Chile has also a very strict legislation with regard to the minor travellers. If they do not travel with their two parents, the guides will have to produce a notarial act attesting that the parents absent authorize the voyage of their child.
For further information concerning vaccinations, the conditions of entry on the territory and safety, you can for example consult the site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Travel and transport: of Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Varig Brasil (RG), for example, offers flights with a stopover to Sao Paulo (GRU) towards the international airport of Santiago (SCL). Air Europa (UX) and Aerolineas Argentinas propose flights with a stopover in Madrid (MAD) and a stopover in Buenos Aires (EZE). De Lyon-Saint-Exupéry-Satolas (LILY) Lufthansa (LH) and TAM Brazilian Airlines (JJ) propose flights with a stopover in Frankfurt (FRA) and Sao Paulo (GRU). Of Marseilles (MRS) Iberia (IB) and Lan Airlines (LA) propose flights with a stopover in Madrid (MAD) and Air France (AF) with a stopover in Paris (CDG) or (ORY). The Chilean national airline company, Lan Airlines (LA) offers two to four times per week of the flights of Santiago towards the Easter Island, destination very appraisal during the peak season.

The capital: Santiago of Chile being regularly shaken by violent one very destroying seisms, his inheritance was some largely damaged. All the monuments and historic sites are gathered today in a very reduced surface. Historical center, Plaza of Armed and mall, Paseo Ahumada with her tradesmen and its artists of streets as well as Museo Nacional of bleated Artes which exposes works of artists Chilean and European and finally Cerro San Cristobal and its monumental statue of the Virgin Mary, who is not without pointing out Corcovado of Rio de Janeiro and pareillement offers a splendid sight panoramic on the city, deserve a visit.

Tourist sites and places of bathe: Concepcion and Valparaiso are the two greater agglomerations after Santiago. Valparaiso, located at 120 km in the North-East of Santiago, is the second plus big city of the country and shelters the Chilean Congress. It also counts among the most beautiful towns of South America. To 10 km in the north of the city, Vina del Mar is a famous seaside resort and has in addition to pretty planted tropical parks of palm trees. But, the pearl of Chile remains Parks it Nacional de Puyehue, located in an area of lakes and often called “Chilean Switzerland”. It is the place more visited of Chile and impresses by sumptuous volcanic landscapes, beautiful cascades, a great skiable field, thermal springs and very beautiful footpaths.

With not missing: the island of Passover, volcanic island of origin is located at 4.200 km in the west of Santiago in the southern Pacific. The island is especially re-elected for its archaeological curiosities, its 638 Moais, monumental stone sculptures, set up on the principal island and whose significance is still at the present time prone to debate. It is generally supposed that the statues represent important chiefs of tribes serving mediators between the world of alive and the world of deaths. The statues are laid out to face the surrounding villages. One finds monuments similar in all Polynesian space what reinforces the thesis that the islands were colonized by populations come from the west. At the present time, in Chile and on the island of Passover, only 2.000 people control Grated it Harmed, the Polynesian language, which tends to disappear.

Religion: more than 90% of Chilean are Christian. With that a small Jewish minority and a Bahaï community are added.

Big cities and possibility of lodging: Santiago, Puente viola, Antofagasta, Fortified del Mar, Valparaiso, Talcahuano, San Bernardo

Flights expensive not preferred towards and of Chile/CL

·  Flight El Calafate Puerto Montt Tepual (FTE PMC)
·  Flight Milan Santiago of Chile (FLAX SCL)
·  Flight Syracuse Santiago of Chile (SYR SCL)
·  Flight Wellington Easter Island (WLG IPC)
·  Flight Pucallpa Rolden Santiago of Chile (PCL SCL)
·  Flight Monterrey Santiago of Chile (MTY SCL)
·  Flight Belo Horizonte Arica Chacalluta (BHZ ARI)
·  Flight Champaign Santiago of Chile (CMI SCL)
·  Vol Porto Alegre Santiago of Chile (POA SCL) with Gol Transport Aéreos
·  Flight Graz Arica Chacalluta (GRZ ARI)
·  Flight Santiago of Chile Madrid (SCL MAD) with IBERIA, LAN Airlines, Air Makes
·  Flight Santiago of Chile La Paz (SCL LPB) with LAN Airlines
·  Flight Punta Arenas Dusseldorf (PUQ DUE)
·  Flight Calama El leasing Monterrey (CJC MTY)
·  Flight Punta Arenas Sao Paulo (PUQ GRU) with LTU
·  Flight Santiago of Chile Johannesburg (SCL JNB)
·  Flight Santiago of Chile Campo Large (SCL CGR)
·  Flight Chillan Hamburg (YAI HAM)
·  Flight Santiago of Chile London-Gatwick (SCL LGW)
·  Flight Calama El leasing Frankfurt (CJC FRA)
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