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Chile

Chile Background Stats

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Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Last Sunday April 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday September 2013
First human settlement > Date 14,800 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Carbon dating of remains from this site represent the oldest known settlement in South America . 2014
First human settlement > Place Monte Verde 2014
Full name Republic of Chile 2013
Independence day date February 12 and September 18 1810
Land border length 6,171 km 2014 18th out of 200
National anthems Himno Nacional de Chile ( National Anthem of Chile ) 2011
National identity card First issued at age 2 or 3, it is compulsory at 18. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Argentina Bolivia (L) Peru 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 97th out of 171
Overview

Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It has been relatively free of the coups and arbitrary governments that have blighted the continent.

The exception was the 17-year rule of General Augusto Pinochet, whose 1973 coup was one of the bloodiest in 20th-century Latin America and whose dictatorship left more than 3,000 people dead and missing.

Chile has steadily come to terms with the legacy of General Pinochet's rule.


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Citation

"Chile Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Chile/Background

Chile Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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