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Country report

  1. 1. Country Report Part. 1<br />By: Twyla Gollery<br />
  2. 2. Geography: Simple Facts<br />From North to South Chile is 2,880 miles long<br />From East to West Chile, at it's widest part is only 265 miles wide.<br />Altogether it contains 292,260 squire miles of land, and a wide variety of climate zone, terrain, animals, and plants<br />The Atacama Desert is known for the rich amount of minerals found within it<br />A well known volcano is the Parinacota Volcano<br />
  3. 3. Geography:Climate<br />There are, within Chile's borders seven different subtypes of climate.<br />This is because of it's large geographic scale<br />Chile spans anywhere from deserts to alpine tundra's to tropical climates and anywhere in the middle.<br />It's climates allow a vast variety of plants and animals to inhabit Chile.<br />
  4. 4. Geography:Biodiversity<br />Animals- many Latin American animals have adapted to live in Chile<br />A wide variety of birds, whales, and fish have been found to thrive there<br />Plants-Chile has a wide botanical variety because of it's wide climate range. <br />In some areas plants flourish and grow rapidly<br />In other areas it's either to cold and rugged or to hot and dry for hardly anything to survive<br />
  5. 5. People: Indigenous Communities<br />Are about 4.6 % of the total population<br />691,000 people as of 2002 registered people from indigenous orgins<br />Indigenous people include the Mapuches, Aymara, Atacamerio, Rapa Nui, and the Kawaskhar<br />The Mapuches make up about 85% of the indegenous people from Chile today<br />
  6. 6. People: Immigration<br />Many people immigrated from Spain, Italy, Ireland, France, Greece, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Stotland, Croatia, and the Middle East during the 16th century<br />Spain had the most people immigrating into Chile at the time<br />Today people immigrate frome Europe, America, and Asia<br />People now mainly Immigrate from Argentina and Peru <br />
  7. 7. People: Religion and Languages<br />There are many religions in Chile<br />Most people identify themselves as Catholics, about 70% of the country<br />Spanish is spoken in Chile but it's accent and dialect are different depending on the regions<br /> The "s" sound is dropped and other consontents are spoken softly, this is unique to the Spanish spoken in Chile<br />
  8. 8. History: Colonization<br />About 10,000 years ago Native Americans settled in what is now Chile<br />The Mapuches were the largest inhabitants of Chile <br />In 1540 the conquest of Chile began and was lead by Pedro de Valdivia<br />He founded the city of Santiago on February 12, 1541<br />Because of the agricultural potienial of Chile, it became part of the Spanish Empire<br />
  9. 9. History: 19th and 20th Centuries<br />Chile was proclaimed an independent republic on February 12, 1818 <br />The social structure of Chile, however, didn't change much<br />It's social structure was influenced mainly on family politics and the Roman Catholic church<br />During the beginning of the 20th century Chile was politically unstable<br />It chenged hands of some ten different governments<br />
  10. 10. History: 20th Century<br />In 2000 Ricardo Lagos won the Chilean election to presidency<br />In 2006 Michelle Bachelet Jeria was elected, Chile's first female president<br />In 2010 Sabastian Pinera was elected, he was the first rightest President to be elected in twenty years<br />On February 27, 2010 Chile was hit by an 8.8 earthquake, it's estimated about 500 people died, buildings were destroyed and severly damaged<br />
  11. 11. Sources: <br />                   <br />Wikipedia-Chile<br />