Chile is a long and narrow country located in the southwestern part of South America. It is bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile is known for its diverse landscapes, including the Atacama Desert in the north and the Andes Mountains in the east.
The official language of Chile is Spanish, which is spoken by the majority of the population. English is also spoken in some areas, particularly in the tourism industry.
The primary currency used in Chile is the Chilean Peso (CLP). The exchange rate between the CLP and other currencies fluctuates depending on various factors such as the state of the economy and political events.
Chile is in the Chile Standard Time Zone, which is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). Daylight Saving Time is observed in Chile from the second Saturday in October to the second Saturday in March.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Chile. The flight time from London to Santiago, the capital city of Chile, is around 14-16 hours, including a layover in a major city such as Madrid, Amsterdam, or Miami. The exact flight time may vary depending on factors such as the airline, departure airport, and layover time.
The main airport in Chile is the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), also known as Santiago International Airport. It is located about 17 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of the city center of Santiago. The airport serves both domestic and international flights, with connections to major cities in South America, North America, Europe, and Asia. Its address is Av. Americo Vespucio 901, Pudahuel, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.