Chile celebrates its 200 years of independence
Chile celebrated its bicentenary on 18 September 2010. This event was highlighted by the country’s social and political stability, by the solidity of its institutions, and the remarkable economic progress made, which has been recognized and appreciated all over the world.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
In the southernmost part of the world in the far south of Latin America, Chile spans the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean along 4.300 kilometers (2.700 mi) that surprise visitors at every step with the diversity of its climates, the contrasts of its landscapes, and the traces of its history.
In Chile, the driest desert in the world - in the far north - coexists with imposing icebergs in the far south. Its 16 million inhabitants have forged a culture that is an inheritance of both the native culture as well as that of the descendants of European and foreign colonists attracted by a land with fertile vineyards, mining products, and opportunities for innovation.
Chile will celebrate 200 years of independence on 18 September 2010. The bicentenary celebrations will be highlighted by the country’s social and political stability, by the solidity of its institutions, and the remarkable economic progress made, which has been recognized and appreciated all over the world.
Of Latin American countries, Chile is currently one of the most globalized and connected to information technologies. At various levels there have been significant achievements. Since 1990 the country has reduced its poverty rates, which now reaches 13%, and more than two thirds of the public budget is invested in social programs. Young people's access to university quadrupled from 1990 to date, from 10% to 40%..