Chile's population consists of 17,363,894 people. The population growth rate in Chile is 84%. 90% of people live in urban areas. Chile has one of the lowest growth rates than other South American countries. More than 1 out of every 3 Chileans lives in the Santiago metropolitan region.
87% percent of Chileans have a Christian faith. About 70% of the population belongs to the Roman Catholic Church.
Spanish, called Castellano, is the official language of Chile. Some words in Chile have different meanings in other countries.
Chile's territory includes 2,672 miles of South America's western coast and several islands: Isla de Pascua (Easter Island), Isla Sala y Gómez (Sala and Gómez Island), and Islas Juan Fernández (Juan Fernández Islands). Chile also lays claim to a 480,000-square-mile disputed section of Antarctica, claimed by Britain as well.