By: Jada Hannaman
The type of money that is used in Chile is Chilean Peso. The form it comes in are Chilean Coins ($1, $5, $10, $50, $100, $500). Also, the Chilean Notes/ Bills ($1,000; $2,000; $5,000; $10,000; $20,000; ($500*). In Chile, they don't use the $500 note anymore so they are very rare. It is still legal to use it but most of the time you will see the coin instead. They use the $1 and $5 peso coins to fill up a jar or a bottle for decoration because they aren't worth barely anything. The exchange rate: US $1 = CH $499 (2013).
Chile was the United States' 19th largest goods export market in 2012. The top exports are Mineral Fuel, Machinery, Vehicles, Aircraft , and Electrical Machinery .
Chile was the United States' 39th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012. The five largest imports are Copper, Edible Fruit and Nuts, Fish and Seafood, Wood, and Inorganic Chemicals.
The three main cities of Chile are:
Three Tourist Attractions...
Easter Island Stone Heads
People also call Easter Island as Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua. It is a Chilean territory in the southeastern Pacific. There are 887 visible stone heads which are called moai. They were made by the Rapanui people. It is one of the most isolated places in the world, and it is halfway between Chile and Tahiti. Getting to and staying on Easter Island is expensive.
San Pedro de Atacama
It is located by the Licancabur Volcano and the Atacama Desert (driest desert in the world). The Atacama is a 600-mile strip on the Pacific coast, and the Andes mountains is to the East. Trekking and climbing are popular tours there.
It's 650 miles south of Santiago. Lake District is located at the base of the Andean mountains. When you visit, you might see conical volcanoes, green lakes and verdant forested valleys. Canopy zip lines are very popular there.
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/cl.htm Link for the first map pictures.
http://www.geonames.org/CL/largest-cities-in-chile.html Link for the 3 main cities information.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Locator_Map_Santiago_de_Chile.png Link for the map of Santiago.
http://traveltips.usatoday.com/top-three-places-visit-chile-60561.html Link for the tourist information and picture.
http://www.southamerica.cl/Chile/Money.htm Link for money picture.
http://coins.about.com/od/worldcoins/ig/World-Coins-Gallery-Index/Chilean-Money-Coins.htm Link for coin picture.
http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas/chile Link for imports and exports information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antofagasta_Region Link for Antofagasta picture.
http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Puente-Alto Link for Puente Alto picture.
http://www.atourz.ca/travelbooking3/vacation.php?id=1783 Link for San Pedro de Atacama picture.
http://cyclingwithserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-start-this-blogpost-with-little.html Link for Lake District Picture.