4Official Language: Spanish Currency: Chilean peso National Dance: La cueca- which represents the courtship between a rooster and a hen.Typical Foods: Dishes containing seafood (due to long coastline) and Pastel de Choclo (a dish made from meat & corn)
5Isla de Rapa Nui (Isla de Pascua) Los Andes Geografía de ChilePlaces to know:SantiagoIsla de Rapa Nui (Isla de Pascua)Los AndesParque Nacional Laguna San RafaelParque Nacional Torres del PaineDesierto del AtacamaViña del MarReasons Why:Capital of ChileHome to nearly 600 stone statues known as moaisMountain Range that makes up most of ChileHome to sea green glaciersHome to almost perfectly vertical, dangerous peeks.The driest desert in the world.Famous Beach found on Chile’s Pacific Coast.
7Images of Isla de Rapa Nui (Isla de Pascua) Image of Parque Nacional Torres del PaineImagesof Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael
8Geografía de ChileThe Capital (Santiago) was founded in 1541 by Spanish explorer Pedro de Valdivia and is today known as a very modern city.Chile is home to 6,000 kilometers of Pacific Coast and is only 180 kilometers wide.Architecture: due to the various climates and ethnic traditions in Chile, housing various from region to region. For example, Southern Chilean housing shows influence from British and/or German immigrants and is built to withstand cold winters. Housing in areas like Chiloé island and the Amazon Basin are built on stilts due to rising waters and are brightly colored.
9Las Celebraciones de Chile La Fiesta de la Tirana is a festival celebrated with various dances whose roots can be traced to Incan and Chinese cultures.Las Mapuches are in the Indigenous inhabitants of Chile. They were successful in stopping the Incan southern invasion in Chile. The Mapuches are known for their bravery in the struggles against Spanish and Chilean forces from the 1500s-1800s. Today, they conserve their customes through their traditional festivals, music, artistry, and clothing.
10People to Know Reason Why: ChilePeople to KnowReason Why:Los MapuchesPedro de ValdiviaAugusto PinochetSalvador AllendePedro LiraPablo NerudaGabriela MistralNative people of Chile known for their braveryFounded Santiago in 1541Former Chilean presidentFormer Chilean dictatorFamous Chilean artistFamous Chilean poetBoth won Nobel Prize for Literature