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.
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.