Chile narrowly stretches along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. It is an amazing country, from the dry Atacama Desert to the cold of Chilean Patagonia.
Chile borders Peru to the north and Argentina and Bolivia to the east. Chile has over 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of coast on the South Pacific Ocean.
Chile claims to be a tricontinental country, with islands in Oceania, and a claim to a 1.25 million km² portion of Antarctica, overlapping with Argentina's claims. Given the terms of the Antarctic Treaty, no country's territorial claims to Antarctica are ever recognized or permitted to be exercised at any time. However, much like Argentina, some Chileans take their claims in Antarctica and surrounding islands seriously.
- Image by Franz Nawrath