Interesting Facts About Chile
In the category of best countries, Chile is poised to steal the travel spotlight next year, when the country marks its 200 years of independence. Chile stretches from the belly of South America to its foot, reaching from the driest desert on earth to vast southern glacial fields.In close proximity to both beach resorts and ski slopes, the Chile capital is also a great base to explore the natural treasures of its perimeters.
1.In Chile, The Atacama Desert is the Driest Place on Earth
The Atacama Desert is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. At 7,500 feet,It is the driest non-polar desert in the world with a landscape of surreal beauty. Some parts of the region have never received a drop of rain and the Desert is probably also the oldest desert on earth. The Atacama is also home to geoglyphs, or large drawings made from stones, arranged on the side of the mountains.
2.Chile is Fifth Largest Exporter Of Wine In the World.
With over 100 wineries in the country, Chile is the 5th largest exporter of wine and the 9th largest producer. Some of the best and finest selection of wines have been produced in Chile,As Over twenty grape varieties are grown,mainly a mixture of Spanish and French varieties, but many wineries are increasing experimentation in higher numbers.Chile has more than 1,200 kilometers of viticulture valleys in 14 different areas, which produce more than 10 million hectoliters of wine per year. Make sure you experience Chile Wine Country!.
3. World’s Biggest Swimming Pool is in Chile.
In Algarrobo city in the Pacific coast,Chile has the world’s largest outdoor swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort. Set along the coastline, it is larger than 20 Olympic swimming pools and holds 66 million gallons of water. The pool was opened in December 2006 and it took five years of construction work.The pool is also in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s deepest at 115 feet and costs £2 million pounds.
4.World Heritage Sites in Chile.
Chile’s UNESCO world heritage sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.The sites are the Churches of Chloé, the Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso, Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, Rapa Nui National Park, Qhapaq Nan- Incasic Road System and the Sewell Mining Town.
5.Andes Mountains in Chile Has World’s Largest Volcanoes.
Chile has over 1300 volcanoes putting it high on the list of countries with the biggest number of volcanoes. What is even more fascinating is that a number of them are still active. Chile’s most famous historically active volcanoes are Ojos del Salado - 6,891 m (22,615 ft), Villarrica - 2,847 m (9,340 ft) and Parinacota - 6,348 m (20,827 ft).