Destination Chile, a virtual travel guide to the long coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. This page aims to give you a broad overview of Chilean art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you need to know about this South American nation, e.g.: official web sites of Chile, addresses of Chilean and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Chile.
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Sports and natureYou will find all you need to know about the development of fly fishing in Chile, including the best destinations for fishing, fish species, weather, maps, and more.
Nightlifeif you are traveling by yourself or in a group is the best way to get to know a few bars in one night. The staff is super friendly and everyone speak english. I met a lot of people there not just travelers but also locals and they helped me with some good tips of the city.
Culture and historyFor nearly three centuries after Santiago was founded, Chile remained a backwater for Spain. As an unimportant subject of the Viceroyalty of Peru, it wasn't until the late 18th century that any kind of development began. When Spanish colonial rule finally ended in the early 19th century, Santiago only had around 30,000 residents. The city roads were unpaved; there were few schools and very little cultural life. That quickly changed once the city was linked by railway and telegraph to the economically booming town of Valparaiso. Poor people from the countryside began migrating in huge numbers to Santiago in search of work and the city's population grew. As the country tried to establish democracy, control of the country swayed between military coups, wealthy businessmen and middle class radicals. When President Salvador Allende was killed in a coup in 1973, the country sank into a dark, fearful period as General Augusto Pinochet took control and eradicated his political opponents. Since Pinochet's removal in 1998, Chile has been slowly coming to terms with his legacy and rebuilding its democratic system.
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