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Payachata volcano, Chile

Payachata volcano, Chile

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Geography:

Situated south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, Chile fills a narrow 1,800-mile (2,897 km) strip between the Andes and the Pacific. Its area is nearly twice that of Montana. One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes. In the north is the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert, and in the center is a 700-mile-long (1,127 km) thickly populated valley with most of Chile's arable land.

At the southern tip of Chile's mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world, and beyond that lies the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island divided between Chile and Chile.

The southernmost point of South America is Cape Horn, a 1,390-foot (424-m) rock on Horn Island in the Wollaston group, which belongs to Chile.

Chile also claims sovereignty over 482,628 sq. mi. (1,250,000 sq. km) of Antarctic territory, the Juan Fernández Islands, about 400 miles (644 km) west of the mainland, and Easter Island, about 2,000 miles (3,219 km) west."
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Regions of Chile:

There are thirteen provinces, grouped by zone and listed here from north to south:

  • Norte Grande
  • Norte Chico
  • Zona Central and the Metropolitan District
  • Sur and Lake District
  • Patagonia
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