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Atlas Chile

Country (long form)
Republic of Chile
Capital
Santiago
Total Area
292,260.03 sq mi
756,950.00 sq km
Population
15,153,797 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
19,252,959
Languages
Spanish
Literacy
95.2% total, 95.4% male, 95% female (1995 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish (negligible)
Life Expectancy
72.43 male, 79.22 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
republic
Currency
1 Chilean peso (Ch$) = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita)
$12,400 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture 14%, industry 27%, services 59% (1997 est.)
Industry
copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles
Agriculture
wheat, corn, grapes, beans, sugar beets, potatoes, fruit; beef, poultry, wool; fish; timber
Arable Land
5%
Exports
copper, fish, fruits, paper and pulp, chemicals
Imports
consumer goods, chemicals, motor vehicles, fuels, electrical machinery, heavy industrial machinery, food
Natural Resources
copper, timber, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage
Telephones (main lines in use)
2.603 million (1998)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
197,300 (1995)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
26 (1999)