Chile is located in the southwest of South America. It is the longest and narrowest country in the world with sword-shaped territory stretching 4,300 kilometers long (2,671.8 miles), with an average width of 177 kilometers (109.9 miles).
The country shares borders with Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the South Pole to the south. It is a long and narrow country that is about to celebrate the Bicentennial Anniversary of its independence in the coming months.
Its total surface area comes to over 2 million square kilometers (1,242,742.3 miles), including its vast Antarctic territory.
Chile is an island country, a cone country, a tricontinental country, with territory stretching throughout the Americas, Antarctica and Polynesia.
Its capital city is Santiago, a thriving metropolis with a population of over six million inhabitants.