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  Regions of Chile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chile is divided into thirteen regions (in Spanish, regiones; singular región), each of which is headed by an intendant (intendente), appointed by the president.
The new territorial organization was implemented in phases with some initial "pilot regions" beginning to operate in 1974, extending the process on January 1, 1976 to the rest of the country.
If this bill is approved, it may open the way for other regions to be created, such as in the provinces of Ñuble, Aconcagua, and in provinces in the south of the Maule Region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regions_of_Chile   (341 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search View - Chile
Chile, republic, south-western South America, bordered on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean.
Chile lies in a zone of geological instability and is subject to earthquakes and volcanic activity.
The major cities of Chile are Santiago, with a population of 4,668,473 (2002); Concepción, an agricultural and industrial centre, population 216,061 (2002); Valparaíso, the principal seaport, population 275,982 (2002); and Viña del Mar, a popular resort, population 286,931 (2002).
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761572974__1/Chile.html   (6769 words)

 Geography of Chile - Natural Regions
Chile's northern neighbors are Peru and Bolivia, and its border with Argentina to the east, at 5,150 kilometers, is one of the world's longest.
Chile's shape was determined by the fact that it began as a Spanish settlement on the western side of the mighty cordillera of the Andes, in the central part of the country.
In this lake district of Chile, the valley between the Andes and the coastal range is closer to sea level, and the hundreds of rivers that descend from the Andes form lakes, some quite large, as they reach the lower elevations.
worldfacts.us /Chile-geography.htm   (3381 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Northern Chile, including the recently occupied Peruvian province of Tacna and the Bolivian province of Tarapacá, etc. are arid along the coast, and the soil is alkaline; south of these provinces fertile valleys abound; the timbered southern extremity is cold, and glaciers reach the seashore.
Chile has gold, silver, copper, iron, nitrates, borates and coal; all of these minerals are worked by the people of the country as well as by foreign enterprise.
Chile constitutes one ecclesiastical province, comprising the Archdiocese of Santiago, the suffragan sees of Concepción, San Carlos de Ancud (Chilóe), and Serena; and the Vicariates Apostolic of Tarapacá and Antofagasta, both dependent on the congregation of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03660a.htm   (2748 words)

 Chile (03/06)
Chile has signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with several important economies, including an FTA with the United States, which was signed in 2003 and implemented in January 2004.
Chile is a strong proponent of pressing ahead on negotiations for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and active in the WTO’s Doha round of negotiations, principally through its membership in the G-20 and Cairns Group.
Chile is an active member of the UN family of agencies and participates in UN peacekeeping activities.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1981.htm   (4894 words)

Main article: Politics of Chile The country's current constitution was adopted in 1981 during the military government led by Augusto Pinochet and increased the power of the president and institutionalized the participation of the commanders in chief of the armed forced.
Chile is the longest (N-S) country in the world (over 4,200km), and also claims a large section of Antarctica as part of its territory.
Chile's Coat of Arms The coat of arms depicts the two national animals: the condor (''Vultur gryphus'', a very large bird that lives in the mountains) and the huemul (''Hippocamelus bisulcus,'' an endangered white tail deer).
www.datamass.net /ch/chile.html   (2656 words)

 Wine Pages - About Chile
The two greatest influences on Chile's climate are the huge mass of the Pacific Ocean to the west and, most importantly, the spectacular mountain range of the Andes which runs as a boundary down the entire eastern edge of the country.
Chile grows most of the "international" varieties, with a programme of experimental plantings supplementing the ubiquitous Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Merlot with everything from Gewürztraminer to Viognier.
The Maule Valley is separated in the northern Curicó region, and the southerly Maule.
www.wine-pages.com /regions/chileexp.htm   (1309 words)

 Chile - Natural Regions
The country usually is divided by geographers into five regions: the far north, the near north, central Chile, the south, and the far south.
It is a semiarid region whose central area receives an average of about twenty-five millimeters of rain during each of the four winter months, with trace amounts the rest of the year.
One of the wettest spots in the region is Valdivia, with an annual rainfall of 2,535.4 millimeters.
countrystudies.us /chile/37.htm   (2405 words)

 Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is bound by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Argentina to the east, Bolivia to the northeast and Peru to the northwest.
The three longitudinal regions are the (1.) Andean Cordillera on the east and (2.) the low coastal ranges of the west.
Chile is vulnerable to earthquakes, tidal waves, volcanic eruptions, floods, avalanches and landslides due to its location in an area of geological instability.
www.peopleteams.org /sm/chile.htm   (990 words)

 Chile : The Regions in Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sandwiched between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile's lengthy, serpentine shape at first glance seems preposterous: nearly 3,000 miles of land stretching from the arid northern desert to the wild desolation of Patagonia, and a width that averages 180km (112 miles).
Chile encompasses such a breathtaking array of landscapes and temperate zones (the only zone not found here is tropical), it is hard to believe such variation can exist in just one country.
This region is packed with a chain of conical, snowcapped volcanoes; glacier-scoured valleys; several national parks; thick groves of native forest; hot springs; jagged peaks; and, of course, many shimmering lakes.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=2319&catID=2319020814   (775 words)

 Spanish Abroad - Chile - Overview of the country of Chile
Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty, with attractions ranging from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes to the ancient forests of the Lake District.
Chile is justly famous as the location of Torres del Paine, considered by many to be the finest nature travel destination in all of South America.
Chile's climate is as diverse as its geography.
www.spanishabroad.com /chile.htm   (1010 words)

Administratively, Chile is divided into 12 regions, numbered I to XII in a N-S direction, plus the metropolitan region of Santiago, its capital city (See Figure 2 for location of regions and their respective capitals).
Given the desertic climate of Chile’s extreme North and the cold, harsh climate of the South, the bulk of the agricultural activities takes place in regions III to X. These activities, their relative importance and temporal trends are shown in Table 2.
All along the Andes mountains, between regions III and IX, and at altitudes that tend to decrease somewhat towards the southern end, Entisols predominate in the northern half of the area, whereas Andisols (derived from volcanic ashes and rich in organic matter) dominate the southern half.
www.fao.org /waicent/FAOINFO/agricult/Agp/agpc/doc/Counprof/cile.htm   (7886 words)

 Energy Overview of Chile
Chile is roughly twice the size of Montana, and its population was estimated at 15.3 million in 2000, with a growth rate of 1.4%.
There are 13 administrative regions in Chile, each of which is headed by an Administrator who is appointed by the central government; these administrative regions are further subdivided into 40 provinces, each administered by a Governor who is also appointed by the central government.
Chile's negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union are in an advanced stage, while the approval of trade promotion authority by the U.S. Senate signals that Chile may be able to complete a FTA with the United States in late 2002.
www.geni.org /globalenergy/library/national_energy_grid/chile/EnergyOverviewofChile.shtml   (4978 words)

 Chile Wineries - Chile Wine Regions on The WineWeb
Located, west of the Andes, Chile's climate varies from the heat of the arid, rocky, mountainous desert to the north and the icy, cold, Antarctic expanse in the south.
Chile’s vineyards flourish in the warm, fertile valleys that are positioned between the two areas.
South of Maipo is Rapel with its sub regions of Cachapoal and Colchagua.
www.wineweb.com /map_chile.html   (507 words)

 Information on Chile-regions, maps and all about chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Chile, is located in Southamerica, between the parallel 17° 30' and 56° 30' of latitude south,, using like axis the 70° meridian longitude West, with a surface of 756.252 km2.
Chile is also a country of extremes to many climates and landscscapes, in the north we find the Atacama Desert and the glaciers in the south extrem.
This is the region of Lakes and volcanos, with numerous National Parks.
www.terracotachile.cl /Homeng/Information-f.htm   (349 words)

 Chile - Natural Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Chile may have a "crazy" geography, but it is also a land of unparalleled beauty, with an incredible variety that has fascinated visitors since the Spanish conquest.
Because Chile extends from a point about 625 kilometers north of the Tropic of Capricorn to a point hardly more than 1,400 kilometers north of the Antarctic Circle, within its territory can be found a broad selection of the earth's climates.
For this reason, geographically it is possible to speak of several Chiles.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-2431.html   (127 words)

 FMD in Chile
Chile’s FMD control program consists of three important facets: surveillance, control, and biosecurity, which are implemented by Chile’s Agrarian and Livestock Service, SAG (Servicio Agricola y Ganadero), a unit of the Agriculture Ministry.
Chile is a unique country because of its natural barriers: the Atacama Desert in the north, the Andes to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Antarctica to the south.
Due to Chile’s natural barriers, the threat of an introduction of FMD is primarily limited to importation, tourism, bioterrorism, and illegal migration of animals across the Andes.
www.cvm.tamu.edu /fad/chile/chilewritten/span/englishlist.html   (738 words)

 Ministère des Relations internationales - International Initiatives - Countries and regions - South America - Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While trade in goods between Québec and Chile is currently modest, at about $390 million per year (with a trade balance largely favourable to Chile), the situation is rapidly changing.
Chile is Québec's fourth-largest trade partner in Latin America, behind Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.
Since 2000, about a dozen French teachers from Chile have taken part in extended seminars on Québec language, culture and society, organized by the École des langues vivantes at Université Laval and the École de français at the Université de Montréal with financial support from the Ministère des Relations internationales.
www.mri.gouv.qc.ca /en/action_internationale/pays_regions/amerique_du_sud/chili/relations.asp   (523 words)

 Regions Chile South America Regional
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www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/South_America/Chile/Regions   (291 words)

 IDBAmerica: Chile•s regions lead the way - 1/2
Chile’s municipalities are responsible for making investments in areas such as education and health, for which they receive allotments from the central government.
FNDR funds are distributed based on the national, regional or local priorities established by the national investment system run by the Planning Ministry.
Individual localities and regions are free to propose projects that fit withing those general priorities.
www.iadb.org /idbamerica/_MAIN/_L/BESTPROJ-eng-1.htm   (670 words)

 Chile Regions
Computed the 2002 census populations of regions by adding the populations of the provinces in each region.
Chile makes a distinction between administrative and political subdivisions, but the geographic areas are the same for both types.
The thirteen regiones are divided into 51 provincias (provinces), which are further subdivided into comunas (municipalities).
www.statoids.com /ucl.html   (857 words)

 CBC News: Quake kills at least 11 in Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The worst-hit area was a mountain region of northern Chile, where the quake caused damage to roads and homes in several villages.
Military cargo planes from unaffected regions of Chile were sent to the area carrying medical supplies, tents, mattresses and blankets.
The earthquake was centred in Tarapaca, a sparsely populated area of the Andes mountains 1,500 kilometres north of Santiago, Chile.
www.cbc.ca /storyview/MSN/world/national/2005/06/14/chile-quake050614.html   (348 words)

 Chile-Guide / Center & Regions
Even though in theory there is lots of room in Chile, three quarters of the population - 11.3 million people - live in the Central Region which, at 115,000 square kilometers, makes up only 15% of the country's total area.
It was not until the end of the 19th century, when the Mapuche had been subdued, that the Chilean government started 'colonizing' the untamed regions of the south.
The regions have but limited autonomy, and whatever timid attempts at decentralization may have been made, they soon got stuck in red tape.
www.contactchile.cl /en/chile-chileans-04.php   (356 words)

 Chile - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Allende's intention was to make Chile a socialist state and his government embarked on a nationalization program taking over the ownership of mines, banks and industries.
As a result Chile suffered serious social, economic as well as political problems while Chile's military government continued to violate people's civil rights.
In 1981 a new constitution was adopted that guaranteed a gradual return to democracy with elections to be held in 1989.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/chile.htm   (1358 words)

Historically, Chile is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
While earthquake hazard in Chile is among the highest in the world, the country’s building codes and practices have been adapted to respond to this environment, helping to mitigate the level of financial risk.
Since 1996, the RMS® Chile Earthquake Model has helped companies underwriting business in Chile to understand and quantify the interaction of hazard and building vulnerability to determine the impact on insured portfolio losses.
www.rms.com /Catastrophe/Models/Chile.asp   (295 words)

 Wine Regions - Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is one of the few wine-growing regions in the world where the vines can be planted on their own roots, that is, without the necessity of grafting onto phylloxera-resistant American rootstock.
Chile’s wine history dates back to the 16 th century, but started to really evolve in the mid-1800s after Chile won independence from Spain.
Chile is home to the largest single wine estate in the world, owned by the Errázuriz family, but American and European interests (Kendall-Jackson and Rothschild families) have brought the latest winemaking technologies.
www.mywinetutor.com /chile.htm   (214 words)

 United Nations Earth Summit+5 Success Stories - Mediterranean Fruit Fly Eradication in Chile
Although the fruit-production of the southern and central regions of Chile has been maintained pest free, its produce was still restricted from certain international export markets because of the fear of outbreaks caused by the presence of medfly in Northern Chile.
Pest control based on insecticides is unsustainable because of the chemical residues on fruit, the negative effects on non-target organisms and the environmental effects, and the emergence of resistance to the pesticides in the pest.
The Government of Peru and Chile have recently requested from FAO/IAEA a Bi-National Technical Cooperation project for the biennium 1997-1998, to expand the Chilean SIT to eradicate pest in the three southern most regions of Peru and to prepare for integrated control in other Peruvian Regions.
www.un.org /esa/earthsummit/iaea.htm   (347 words)

 Luxury Chile Tours: Ecological Jewels of Chile - Regions of Chile
The region's capital of Puerto Montt is, because of its air, bus and boat services to all parts of Chile, the major gateway to the Lake District and Patagonia.
Santiago de Chile, the capital of Chile is located in the central region.
It is the oldest Spanish settlement in Chile, founded right at the Mapoche River, which flows down from the heights of the Andean range.
inkasperu.com /tours/chile/regions_of_chile.html   (2043 words)

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