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Andrew Orozco

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Chile government Republic government Capital: Santiago 15 regions 3 branches independence: Sept 18, 1810 more government executive branch:
President Sebastian Pinera Echenique Legislative: senate and chamber of deputies form congress with 38 seats Supreme court appointed by president Symbols:
flag Flag: white star-guide to progress and honor Blue-sky White-snow covered Andes Red-blood spilled to
achieve independence design was influenced by our flag other symbols coat of arms currency: Chilean Peso National flower:
copihues general info. Area: 743,812 sq km Population: 16,601,707 Includes Easter Islands Terrain:coastal mountains,
Andes, and fertile valleys Dangers: earthquakes, tsunamis,
and active volcanoes Culture Religions: Roman Catholic 70%
Other: 30% Ethnic groups: White and “White Amerindian” 95% Other indigenous including
Mapuche: 5% Languages: Spanish (official),
Mapadungun, German, English By Andrew Economy and resources Market style economy Industry makes up
50% of economy Oil: 11,190 bbl/day Services is 45% Agriculture is only 5% Agriculture grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans; beef, poultry, wool; fish; timber Labor force: 13% Contributes about 5% to the GDP
Food The Spanish brought grapes, olives, nuts, rice, wheat, citrus fruits, sugar, garlic, and spices The native Amerindians used
corn in many of their dishes The combination of these formed
spicy corn-based dishes today Music and Dance Chile’s indigenous groups
retained their musical heritage Linked to earth, fertility, and water Music and dance deeply rooted in
religion: Roman Catholicism Important Figures President Sebastian Pinera Echenique Pedro de Valdivia: conquistador,
arrived in 1540, founded Santiago in 1541 Pablo Neruda:Poet and
Nobel Prize winner Sources http://www.oas.org/children/members/natsymbols/Chile1.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ci.html#top http://www.foodbycountry.com/Algeria-to-France/Chile.html http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/country/content.country/chile_56
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