Chile: Overview                                                  

 

Capital                                                Santiago

 

Government                                       Republic

 

Population                                         16,601,707  

 

Ethnic Groups                                    White & white-Amerindian                95.4%

                                                         Mapuche                                             4%

                                                         Other indigenous groups                    0.6%

 

Religion                                              Roman Catholic                                  70%

                                                          Evangelical                                      15.1%

                                                          Jehovah's Witness                              1.1%

                                                          Other Christian                                     1%

                                                          Other                                                 4.6%

                                                          None                                                  8.3%

 

Language                                            Spanish (official) 

                                                          Mapudungun

                                                          German

                                                          English

 

Independence (from Spain)              September 18, 1810