Chile - A Place

Chile – A Place


  • Politics
    • Name: Chile
    • Capital: Santiago
    • 2 Letter Code: CL
    • 3 Letter Code: CHL
  • Land
    • Contenent: The Americas
    • Region: South America
    • Total Land: 756,102 (291,933)
    • Land: 743,812 (287,187)
    • Water: 12,290 (4,750)
  • People
    • Population: 16,134,219
    • Birth Rate: 15.23 per 1,000
    • Death Rate: 5.81 per 1,000
    • Infant Mortality: 8.8 per 1,000
    • Literacy: 97.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: 6%%
    • Industry: 49.3%%
    • Service: 44.7%%


Chile is officially the Republic of Chile. It is a country in South America. It is located to the south between Argentina and Peru. It borders the South Pacific Ocean. It also shares part of its border with Bolivia.

Along the coast of Chile are low lying mountains. There is a fertile central valley. In the east are the Andes mountains. The climate of Chile is temperate. In the north is desert. There is more of a Mediterranean climate in the central region. It is cool and damp in the south.


Chile was settled by early peoples who traveled from Asia to the Americas during the last ice age. Over thousands of years, these people developed their own cultures and practices. This entire period is considered part of Chile’s prehistory.

At the end of it, there were two main groups of people. In the north, the great Inca empire ruled. In the south were the Mapuche. They inhabited central and southern Chile.

Chile’s prehistory ended in the 16th century with the arrival of explorers from Spain.


The Spanish controlled much of northern Chile from the 16th century into the 19th century. Chile declared independence from Spain in 1810. They achieved full victory in 1818.

Between 1879 and 1883, Chile fought the War of the Pacific with Peru and Bolivia. From this, Chile gained what is now the northern part of the country. In the 1880s, they also expanded to the south and gained the lands occupied by the Mapuche.

Modern Times

The population of Chile is now approximately 17 million people.

The country hosts many people of numerous ethnic groups. The majority (88.9%) of its population have a European origin. The two main indigenous ethnic groups are the Mapuche (9.1%) and the Aymara (0.7%). There are other minor ethnic groups.

The Spanish introduced Roman Catholicism. It remains the majority religion (66.7%) supported by the people of Chile. Other denominations include Protestants (11.5%) and Jehovah’s Witness.

Spanish is the official language of Chile. Over 99% of people speak it as their first language. English (10.2%), indigenous (1%), and (2.3%) as other or unspecified.


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Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10043984 B2i2b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10043985 B2i2b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10043986 B2i2b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10043987 B2i2b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10043988 B2i2b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10043989 B2i2b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10043992 B2i2b Brazil Chile Unspecified
Hap10043993 B2i2b Chile Chile Unspecified
Hap10043994 B2i2b United States Chile Unspecified
Hap10043995 B2i2b Chile Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10044006 B2i2b1 Chile Chile Chile
Hap10044817 C1b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10044818 C1b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10044819 C1b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10044820 C1b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045073 C1b13 United States Chile Chile
Hap10045078 C1b13a Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045079 C1b13a Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045080 C1b13a1 Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045081 C1b13b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045082 C1b13b Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045083 C1b13b Guatemala Chile Chile
Hap10045084 C1b13b United States Chile Chile
Hap10045096 C1b13d Chile Chile Chile
Hap10045374 C1c Chile Chile Chile
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