Do you know what Chile is? Or, where it is located?
Chile is a tricontinental country in the southernmost of America, the last corner of the Earth. Besides that, it is commonly known for its wines, economic stability, Viña del Mar, Santiago and Pablo Neruda.
It is a narrow and very long country that boarders in the north with Peru and the Atacama Desert, and in the south with the Straits of Magallanes very near to Antarctica. On the other hand the Andes Mountains is its natural boarder separating Chile from Argentina at its full length, and in the west it limits with the Pacific Ocean giving Chile a coastline that stretches over 6,435 kilometers. (Salvat Encyclopedia, 2006)
Chile is commonly divided in 5 areas: the Far North, the Near North, Central Chile, the South, and the Far South. Each of these regions has their own unique characteristics, like geography and climate. The first area is known by the Atacama Desert, the driest place in the whole world. The second one is semiarid providing land for cattle rising and fruit growing. Then, the Central Chile contains the richest agricultural lands in the country and the majority of population. The South is one of the rainiest places on the world and it is known by its enormous amount of lakes. Finally in the Far South there are many little islands close to the coast, where temperatures are very low because it is really near to Antarctica. (Rex A. Hudson, 1994)
First we will present you the North of Chile and we will describe you two carefully chosen and significant places like Moon Valley, Chungara Lake and Tatio Geyser..
Then, in Central Chile we will tell you about two sports, surfing and skiing, which our country has to offer. For Surfing we have the perfect waves in different areas of our coast, especially we will focus in two beaches: Punta de Lobos and Curanipe. For skiing we have the Andes Mountains in which you can find Valle Nevado, Portillo and many other skiing centers.
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