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Volcanoes of Chile

Volcanoes of Chile

Around the world more than 300 million people live near active volcanoes at risk from eruptions. Chile has a chain of about 2,000 volcanoes (not all of them active) dotted along the Andes; it has the second largest volcano chain in the world only after Indonesia. Most than half of the earth’s volcanoes are in the Pacific Ocean in an area called the Pacific Ring of Fire. Pacific Ring of Fire Chile is located between the South … Read entire article »

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The Geography of Chile

The Geography of Chile

Chile occupies a long strip of land in the south west of the South American continent. The country is shaped like a long and narrow ribbon and is the longest country in the planet; its coastline along the Pacific Ocean stretches for 4,300 km or 2,700 m.  Chile’s total surface is 756,950 sq km or 292,183 sq m (excluding claims on Antarctica) its territory is twice as big as Japan or Germany. Chile borders Peru … Read entire article »

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