Main Facts About Chile

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Currency
The national currency of Chile is the Chilean peso. Banknotes are available in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, and 20,000 pesos. Coins are less common, and lower-denomination coins are being phased out. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 pesos in circulation. US dollars are frequently accepted in Chile.
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Language
The official language of Chile is Spanish, and English is not widely spoken in the country, either in tourist areas or in larger cities. However, about 10.2% of the population, or 1,867,408 people, have some level of English language proficiency.
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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
Temperatures in Chile range from 64 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 26 degrees Celsius) in the summer and from 58 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 22 degrees Celsius) in the winter. April and May are the wettest months, while October through February are the driest. Windy weather is common throughout the year in Chile due to the northeasterly trade winds.
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Population
As of Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the population of Chile is 19,416,886, according to data from the United Nations that has been analyzed by Worldometer.
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Fun Fact
The oldest mummies in the world were discovered in Chile. These mummies, known as the Chinchorro mummies, are the mummified remains of people from the ancient Chinchorro tribe of the Atacama desert and have been dated to between 5050 and 3000 BC. This means that the people of the Atacama were mummifying their dead up to 2000 years before the ancient Egyptians!