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Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean and South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru
Population: 14.2 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Santiago
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana; more than 10 times as long as it is wide; stretches 2,650 miles from Peru in the north to the southern tip of the continent
Religions: Roman Catholic 89 percent, Protestant 11 percent
Landscape: Atacama Desert in the north is one of the driest places on earth; parts of the south are among the rainiest; towering Andes Mountains form Chile's eastern boundary.; fertile central valley
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1934

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