- Country of Chile -

Climate Region

Chile's climate varies from topographic and climatic regions. Northern Chile is mostly dry due to the Atacama desert . The south has a climate that has major polar conditions. While central Chile is temperate with clearly defined seasons. Some mountainous regions in the south receive 160 inches a year. The central region gets 50-100 inches a year due to it being temperate. Chile's climate varies from temperate to extremely cold climates.

"Volcan Villarrica." Photos/Illustrations. Corel. World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014.

Cultural Foods

Most of the cultural dishes in Chile include bread, potatoes, beans, and choclo (also known as corn). Meat isn't used as much as seafood due to availability, and stews are also a huge part of this cultural foods. Turnovers stuffed with protein are known as empanadas over there, and humitas that resemble sweet corn tamales are eaten here also. One of the most important dishes is a stew called curanto which includes all kinds of protein and potatoes. Chilean food is based on corn, protein, beans, and many other ingredients that make up these delicious meals.

"Chile: Food and Holidays." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014

Language

Chile's main language is Spanish, though they prefer to call it Castellano. Castillian was first generated in north central Spain. Castillian is also the main language spoken in Spain. Though Chile's spanish is different to Europe's it has its on accent and pronounciation. English is Chile's second language, which children learn at schools. Parts of southern Chile also speaks German. Other small groups of people also speak Catalan.

Baletti, Brenda. "Chile: People." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014.

Religion

Catholisism was brought to Spanish during the Colonial Era. In 1833 it was established as the primary religion of the country. Catholics believe in Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. Catholicisim is the belief that God sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to be crucified so our sins are forgiven. Catholicism is the major religion in Chile, but it does not mean it is the only one.Protestans make up 10% of the population in Chile.

CatholicismHistory / Beliefs of Catholic Religion / The Catholic Church    (Catholicism: History, Beliefs of Catholic Religion / Catholic             Church)  http://www.spaceandmotion.com/religion-catholicism-catholic-church.htm

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