Chilean        Part 1
Patagonia   The Country
CHILE
General Information
 Chile, which forms most of the West Coast of
  South America, is almost 2,700 Miles Long –
  average...
General Information
 Since 1991, the Chilean economy (GDP) has
  grown at a rate of about 5% per year;
 Chile is among t...
Easter
  Island
     is a
   Chilean
  Territory
(2,000 Miles Away!)
Volcanoes
 There are 129 Volcanoes in Chile




36   37 38 of these - ‘Active’ since 1900.
Chaiten – May 2, 2008
Llaima – July 2, 2008
Chilean Food & Drink
 Excellent Wines – both RED and WHITE
     – World acclaimed Carmenere and Chardonnay;

 Wonderful ...
Chilean Food Pyramid
       Onions
      Tomatoes
     Avocados
    Fresh Fruit
   W I N E
 Sea Food
Red Meat
PATAGONIA
Chile’s 15 Regions


Region V     Santiago – Capital City


Region X
             Patagonia    begins in Chile’s
Region XI...
Patagonia
  Patagonia contains about
  350,000 square miles, or the
  combined size of France,
  Germany, and England.



...
Northern
Chilean Patagonia
     Region X

The LAKE Region
Population: 800,000
    Density: 64 / Sq. Mi.
     Mountains/Capital
• The Andes are the Region’s
  Eastern Mountain Range...
Central
Chilean Patagonia

    Region XI

The RIVER Region
Population: 95,000
     Density: 4 / Sq. Mi.
     Mountains/Capital
• The Andes become a
  Central and Western
  Mountain ...
Southern
 Chilean Patagonia
      Region XII

The MAGALLANES Region
Population: 160,000
     Density: 6 / Sq. Mi.
     Mountains/Capital
• The Andes are the Region’s
  Coastal Mountain Range...
   For almost 60 years, I have been a serious fly
fishing devotee, with considerable experience fishing
waters in the wes...
Also go to:
CHILEAN PATAGONIA - Part 2 – The Fishing
                 The Fish
              The Fishermen
               ...
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Vacation Anyone! Part 1

  1. 1. Chilean Part 1 Patagonia The Country
  2. 2. CHILE
  3. 3. General Information  Chile, which forms most of the West Coast of South America, is almost 2,700 Miles Long – averages 110 Miles Wide - and is about twice the size of Montana;  Population – Approx. 16,000,000 people;  Capital – Santiago – Approx. 5,500,000 people;  Chile is a Safe and Law Abiding Democracy. If Chile were in North America, it would reach from KETCHIKAN to ACAPULCO !
  4. 4. General Information  Since 1991, the Chilean economy (GDP) has grown at a rate of about 5% per year;  Chile is among the worlds largest producers of Copper and Farmed Salmon.  There are NO Venomous Snakes of any kind in Chile, and virtually NO Flying / Biting Insects;  The Chilean Peso is pegged to the USD and valued at about – 625 pesos/$ (Nov. 2008);  The language is Chilean Spanish; Chile’s literacy rate is over 95%.
  5. 5. Easter Island is a Chilean Territory (2,000 Miles Away!)
  6. 6. Volcanoes There are 129 Volcanoes in Chile 36 37 38 of these - ‘Active’ since 1900.
  7. 7. Chaiten – May 2, 2008
  8. 8. Llaima – July 2, 2008
  9. 9. Chilean Food & Drink  Excellent Wines – both RED and WHITE – World acclaimed Carmenere and Chardonnay;  Wonderful Vegetables, Fruit, Lamb, Beef, and Seafood; (Chile Exports Lots of Produce to U. S.)  Pisco Sour - National Cocktail;  Mate’ Tea - National Hospitality Drink;  Chileno Aji – A Terrific Condiment;  BAD Beer!
  10. 10. Chilean Food Pyramid Onions Tomatoes Avocados Fresh Fruit W I N E Sea Food Red Meat
  11. 11. PATAGONIA
  12. 12. Chile’s 15 Regions Region V Santiago – Capital City Region X Patagonia begins in Chile’s Region XI Region X, and at the Rio Colorado in Argentina. It Region XII continues south thru both countries to Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn.
  13. 13. Patagonia Patagonia contains about 350,000 square miles, or the combined size of France, Germany, and England. Population Density in all of Patagonia is approximately 4 people per square mile, making it one of the most sparsely populated regions in the world.
  14. 14. Northern Chilean Patagonia Region X The LAKE Region
  15. 15. Population: 800,000 Density: 64 / Sq. Mi. Mountains/Capital • The Andes are the Region’s Eastern Mountain Range; • Capital City - Puerto Montt; • Population – 180,000. Land Features • Many active volcanoes; • Many large lakes; • Popular vacation areas; • Center of Salmon Farming; • Fertile, farming area.
  16. 16. Central Chilean Patagonia Region XI The RIVER Region
  17. 17. Population: 95,000 Density: 4 / Sq. Mi. Mountains/Capital • The Andes become a Central and Western Mountain Range; • Capital City – Coyhaique; • Population – 55,000; Land Features • Many Rivers and Lakes; • Transition zone to the Pampas area; • Primarily Ranching; • Multiple weather zones; • Fishing Capital of Chile.
  18. 18. Southern Chilean Patagonia Region XII The MAGALLANES Region
  19. 19. Population: 160,000 Density: 6 / Sq. Mi. Mountains/Capital • The Andes are the Region’s Coastal Mountain Range; • Capital City – Punta Arenas; • Population – 120,000. Land Features • Majority of Chile’s fjords, glaciers, and islands; • Very rugged coastal areas; • Primarily tourist areas for sightseeing and trekking in National Parks; • Severe weather changes.
  20. 20.  For almost 60 years, I have been a serious fly fishing devotee, with considerable experience fishing waters in the western United States.  Through our many trips to Chile, my family and I have become enchanted with Chilean Patagonia and have made many friends there. We are currently undertaking the task of building a vacation home in Coyhaique. All questions, suggestions, and comments are welcomed and appreciated. Dean Pierose (208) 345-9185 (208) 867-5226 dpierose @ gmail.com
  21. 21. Also go to: CHILEAN PATAGONIA - Part 2 – The Fishing The Fish The Fishermen The Results The Streamside Meals CHILEAN PATAGONIA - Part 3 – The Trip Scenes of the Area When to Go Lodging and Outfitters Flight Options from U.S. Cost of Trip

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