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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos.
Photo by Olga Stalska
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Capital: Santiago

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru

Government: Republic of Chile

Currency: Chilean pesos (CLP)

Area: 756,102 sq km

Population: 18,307,925 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Spanish 99.5% (official), English 10.2%, indigenous 1% (includes Mapudungun, Aymara, Quechua, Rapa Nui), other 2.3%, unspecified 0.2%; note - shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2012 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 66.7%, Evangelical or Protestant 16.4%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, other 3.4%, none 11.5%, unspecified 1.1% (2012 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-3

Tel Code: +56

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