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    • Chile Andrew Lelja History 141 71154
    • Chile and Music
      • The national flower is the copihue.
      • The coat of arms depicts the national animals, the condor and the huemel.
      • On the flag, the five-pointed star in the center represents a guide to progress and honor, blue symbolizes the sky, white is for the snow-covered Andes, and red stands for the blood spilled to achieve their independence.
      • Chilean music ranges from folkloric, popular, and classical music.
        • There is a range in the expression of the music from north to south in the country.
      • The national dance is the Cueca
      • Another form of traditional song is the Tonada.
        • The Tonada is distinguished from the Cueca by an intermediate melodic section and a more prominent melody.
      • There have been many Chilean rock bands that have reach international success.
    • Literature and Cuisine
      • Some call their country “Pais de Poetas”, which translates to “Country of Poets.”
      • Most famous poet is Pablo Neruda.
        • He won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
      • Isabel Allende is the best selling Chilean novelist, with 51 million novels sold worldwide.
      • The cuisine varies based on topography and latitude throughout Chile.
        • Common foods are seafood, beef, fruits and vegetables.
        • Traditional recipes include asado, cazuela, empanalas, humitas, pastel de choclo, pastel de papas, curanto and sopaipillas.
      • Lemons and onions were brought from Spanish colonists, and mayonnaise and yogurt from German immigrants.
    • Sports
      • Chile’s most popular sport is futbol, or soccer in the U.S.
        • Although, Chile’s most successful sport is tennis.
        • Chile has also won 13 medals overall at the Olympic Games.
      • Rodeo is the countries national sport.
        • Rodeo is practices in many rural areas throughout the country.
      • During the Spanish conquest, the Manpuche played a sport similar to hockey called Chueca.
      • Skiing and snowboarding are very popular because the ski resorts and Andes Mountains produce some of the best powder snow in the Southern Hemisphere.
      • Surfing and body boarding are also popular and host competitions because of the great surf.
      • Other popular sports are basketball and polo.
      • Rally car racing is newer to the country and is becoming quite popular.
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia.org
      • Images.google.com