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About Chile

Chile, officially known as the Republic of Chile is a long & narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge neighbouring Argentina and Bolivia. The country stretches from the Andes alongside the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean.

Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations offering globalization, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It is considered a high-income economy as per World Bank.

Chilean Economy comprises of Copper & Lithium mining, Agriculture and allied sectors such as forestry, logging and fishing, and Tourism

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionLatin America
Capital CitySantiago
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyChilean peso, CLP
Phone Code +56
Important CitiesPuente Alto, Antofagasta, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Talcahuano, San Bernardo, Temuco, Iquique, Concepción, Rancagua, La Pintana
National DayIndependence Day (18th Sept)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking59 (Easy)
Primary Industriesmining (copper, coal and nitrate), manufactured products (food processing, chemicals, wood), agriculture (fishing, viticulture and fruit), Tourism
Major ExportsCopper Ore, Refined Copper, Fish Fillets, Sulfate Chemical Woodpulp, Raw Copper, Fruits, nuts, Inorganic chemicals, Beverages, spirits, vinegar, Gems, precious metals, Meat.
Major Exports to IndiaTransportation, Animal, Textiles and Clothing, Hides and Skins, Plastic or Rubber, Machinery and Electricals, Food Products, Stone and glass, Fuels
Major Importsmachines, mineral products and transportation, crude petroleum, refined petroleum, vehicle, Machinery including computers, Mineral fuels including oil, Electrical machinery, equipment, Plastics, plastic articles, Pharmaceuticals, Iron, steel, Optical, technical, medical apparatus.
Major Imports from IndiaTransportation, Textiles and Clothing, Chemicals, Metals, Plastic or Rubber, Machinery and Electricals, Hides and Skins, Vegetables, Raw Materials
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaPreferential Trade Agreement (PTA), Global System Of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Bordering NationsPeru, Bolivia, Argentina
Member ofAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 15(G15), Group of 77(G77), Lima Group(GL), Organization of American States(OAS), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for ChileEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee
Honourable Ambassador
971 Alcantara, Post Box No. 10433, Santiago, Chile
(56-2) 2228 4141, 2228 6857, 2228 9743

Embassy Details of Chile in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Chile
H.E. Mr Juan Angulo
A-16/1, Vasant Vihar,New Delhi-110057
+91-11-4310 0400 (O)

Consulate General in Mumbai
Mr. Jaun Claudio Valenzuela Sologuren
Consul General

Honorary Consulate of Chile in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Jugal Kishore Saraff
Honorary Consul
Motijug House 1 Auckland Place Kolkata 700 017
+91-33-2247 7898/0710 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Chile in Chennai
H.E. Mrs. Sunita Shahaney
Honorary Consul
Khivraj Building-II 7th Floor 477-482 Anna Salai, Nandanam Chennai-600 035
+91-44-2434 0610 (O)