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An Overview of Chile

Chile has positioned itself as an outstanding Latin American leader in competitiveness and innovation. Its greatest credentials at the international level are its wine, copper, food, landscapes and, of course, its human capital and its people.

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Chile, the longest country in the world, is the result of the convergence between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. This is a land of extremes, rich and diverse, which stretches for 4,329 kilometers from the Atacama Desert, home to the world’s clearest skies that are perfect for exploring space, down to the glaciers and pristine waters of Patagonia and Antarctica.

This unique and diverse geography has the world’s highest level of solar radiation and its third largest fresh water reserves (24,093 glaciers). Here, a resilient, reliable, persevering and innovative people has been forged; a people that has managed to overcome the substantial distances between different places and make this corner of the continent a source of opportunities, a place that is stable, well-connected and successfully integrated into the main global networks.

Chile has thus positioned itself as an outstanding Latin American leader in competitiveness and innovation, as evidenced by the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index for 2018-2019 and Cornell-INSEAD University’s 2016 Global Innovation Index.

It is also a nation that leads the search for solutions to the major global challenges of today and tomorrow. A nation with great international ambassadors: its wine, copper, food, landscapes and, of course, its human capital and its people.

"The Chilean People"

The character of the Chilean people has been forged by their relationship with the land they live in. The challenges posed by its diverse territory have led them to become fraternal, hard-working, resilient and professional.

Thanks to these qualities, the people of Chilean people have built a reliable, stable and safe country that promotes entrepreneurship and innovation; a country able to overcome the vast distances imposed by geography and generate opportunities for connecting with the world; a country that is capable of proposing solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

The people of Chile also stand out for their straightforward, generous nature, which can be appreciated in numerous traditions that showcase the variety of local idiosyncrasies and their land. This partially explains why Chile is the happiest country in the region, with Latin America’s highest Human Development Index. It also explains why Chile is welcoming ever more visitors, who value the richness of its human capital.