You probably already know that Chile is a rather long (or tall) country, but I bet you don’t know just quite how long it is.
From north to south, Chile extends 4,270 km (2,653 mi), yet is only 350 km (217 mi) at its widest point, and averages just 177 km (110 mi) east to west.
To see this visually, have a look at Chile’s length when rotated slightly compared to Europe above or its length compared to the US when placed on its side.
Both maps were create using the very cool True Size Of map tool.
To learn more about how Chile have a look at the following books:
- The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics
- Fodor’s Chile: with Easter Island & Patagonia
- Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile
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