Main Facts About Chile

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Currency
The Chilean peso is the national currency of Chile. Banknotes come in 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 and 20,000 pesos. Coins are uncommon and lower-denomination coins are falling out of circulation, however there are coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 pesos. US dollars are often used in Chile.
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Language
The official language is Spanish. English is not commonly spoken in Chile either in the tourist areas or larger cities. 10.2% of the population speak it, which amounts to 1,867,408 Chileans having some level of English language skill.
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Weather
Temperatures range from 64 to 79 degrees F (18 to 26 degrees C) during the summer months, and 58 to 72 degrees F (16 to 22 degrees C) during the winter months. April and May are the wettest months, while October through February are the driest. Expect windy weather here year-round, due to northeasterly trade winds.
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Power Plugs
For Chile there are two associated plug types, types C and L. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type L is the plug which has three round pins. Chile operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
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Population
The current population of Chile is 19,416,886 as of Wednesday, May 4, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
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Fun Fact
The oldest mummies in the world were found in Chile. Known as the Chinchorro mummies, the mummified remains of individuals from the ancient Chinchorro tribe of the Atacama desert have been dated to be from between 5050 and 3000 BC, meaning that people in the Atacama were mummifying their dead up to two thousand years before the Egyptians!