18 of September is coming and we are going to celebrate it as we should, here you have a few facts about our country:
1.- We have the world’s biggest swimming pool, located in Algarrobo.
2.- In Chile, you can find the driest place on earth, the atacama desert.
3.- Chile is a World Class Wine Destination, and the Ninth Largest Producer of Wine.
4.- Chile Has One of the Longest Coastlines in the World.
5.- The origin of the name Chile may come from the indigenous Mapuche word “chili,” meaning “where the land ends.” It could also be based on the Mapuche imitation of a bird call which sounds like “cheele cheele.”
6.- Chileans are thesecond biggest consumers of bread in the world.
7.- The largest earthquake ever recorded – a 9.5 on the Richter scale, was in Chile.
8.- The colors and symbols on the Chilean flag stand for: White – the snow of the Andes Mountains; Blue – the sky and the Pacific Ocean; the star – guidance and progress; Red – the blood spilled in the fight for independence.
9.- Chileans are very warm people, so don’t be surprised if they give each other (and you) a peck on the cheek in greeting. It’s the Chilean way!
10.- Chile is the world’s longest country from north to south measuring at 4,620km
11.- There are approximately 90 active volcanoes in Chile.
12.- Pisco is Chile´s national drink.
13.- Outside of Spain, Chile has the largest library, containing 1.8-million volumes.
14.- In Chile, the act of not wearing underwear has been called “to go gringo-style”
15.- Chilean Patagonia is one of the cleanest places on the planet.
16.- The cueca, which resembles the mating ritual of hens and roosters, is the national dance of Chile.
17.- Chile is the best country in the world!!!
Have fun at the National Holidays!