Chile Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana 2008
Area > Land 748,800 sq km 2008 38th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 45.51 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 45th out of 224
Area > Total 756,102 sq km 2013 39th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,522 2008 55th out of 169
Climate temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south 2013
Coastline 6,435 km 2014 21st out of 242
Geographic coordinates 30 00 S, 71 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 743,800 sq km 2008 36th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 291,930 square miles 2013 26th out of 86
Location Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru 2013
Natural resources copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 756,630 km² 2005 37th out of 204
Terrain low coastal mountains; fertile central valley; rugged Andes in east 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database


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Chile Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Chile ranked second last for land use > arable land amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Chile ranked third for coastline amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2014.
  • Chile ranked #4 for area > total amongst High income OECD countries in 2013.
  • Chile ranked third for area > land > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2008.