Republic of Chile • República de Chile
Chile also possesses sovereignty over several Pacific islands, most famously Easter Island.
Chile Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Chile – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Population: 17.6 million (2019 estimate)
President: Sebastián Piñera
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Area: 756,096 km2 (291,930 mi2)
Dialing Code: +56
Time Zone: UTC−3 and −5
ISO Country Code: CL
Demonym: Chilean (what is a demonym?)
Endonym: Chile (their name for their country)
Emergency Number *: 131 for medical, 132 for fire, and 133 for police
Drinking Age: 18
Smoking Age: 18
Age of Consent: No restrictions at age 18, some restrictions between 14-18 (including homosexual activity)
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E / F / L (define)
* For an easy way to remember Chilean emergency numbers, try “A1B2C3.” 131 is Ambulancia (Ambulance), 132 is Bomberos (Fire), and 133 is Carabineros (Police).