Chile is the longest and skinniest country in South America.
The capital of Chile is Santiago. Santiago is a boy's name equivalent to the name James.
The Atacama Desert in Chile is the world's driest place on earth.
Chile is the largest producer of uvas (grapes) in the world.
The Tololo Telescope south of Atacama is the largest telescope in the world.
Chile has about 500 volcanoes, the most of any country in South America.
Other Interesting Facts
Easter Island belongs to Chile.
Large and mysterious stone statues called "moai" are found on Easter Island
Tierra del Fuego or Land of Fire is located in the southern most part of Chile. Chile and Argentina share The Land of Fire.
The Andes Mountains pass through the country of Chile.
Thirty three Chilean miners were trapped in a mine in the Atacama Desert when the mine collapsed. They were trapped for 69 days. All 33 miners were rescued and lived.
One of the largest geyser fields in the world are in Chile. They are called the Tatio Geysers.