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Antuco Volcano
Atacama Desert Physiographic Section
Atacama Salt Flat
Balmaceda Glacier
Cerro Paranal Mountain
Easter Island Island
Fjordland Fjord
Humberstone Historic District
Isla Negra Town
Juan Fernandez Islands Archipelago
Laguna San Rafael
Lake Chungara
Los Lagos Region Region of Chile
Malalcahuello Natural Reserve
Salar de Surire
Salto Grande Waterfall
San Pedro de Atacama Town
Santa Cruz Town
Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Santiago de Chile Metropolis
Sewell Mining Town
Tatio Geysers
Torres del Paine National Park
Valley of the Moon Hike
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Chanco Cheese Cheese
Chorizo Meat Sausage
Gauda Cheese
Hallulla Flatbread
Longaniza Meat Sausage
Panquehue Cheese
Pastel de Choclo
Pisco Pisco brandy is produced in the wine making region of Chile.
Prietas Meat Sausage
Renaico Cheese
Squat Lobster Crustacean Pleuroncodes monodon are found in the cold, deep waters off the coast of Chile.

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Beagle Channel Strait
Lake Chungara

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Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Chile:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: Chilean
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 21

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Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca ruled northern Chile while the indigenous Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its independence in 1810, decisive victory over the Spanish was not achieved until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its present northern regions. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche Indians were brought under central government control. After a series of elected governments, the three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador ALLENDE was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was installed in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, have contributed to steady growth, reduced poverty rates by over half, and have helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation. - The World Factbook

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