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Chile Facts

Official Name: Republic of Chile
Capital: Santiago
Population: 17,094,270 (2010)
Language: Spanish
Predominant Religion: Roman Catholic

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):
As of May 2010, Chile is a member of the OECD, an international economic organsiation stimulating economic progress and world trade.

Global Peace Index (GPI):
Chile ranks in the top 20% of nations in the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranking 121 nations according to their relative peacefulnes.

Time Zone:
4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the second Sunday in October to the Second Friday in March. Easter Island is six hours behind GMT (Daylight Saving Time is also observed there October-March).

Voltage requirements: 220V

Telephone codes:
• +56 country code
• 2 city code for Santiago
• 32 city code for Valparaiso
• 61 city code for Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales
• 45 city code for Temuco and Pucon