Last Updated : 2020-10-25 15:39:15
All of the best parts of visiting and traveling to new places are learning what makes each place special and unique and is certainly true of Chile, and some interesting things to know about the country Which may surprise you. Here are the top 5 facts you do not know about Chile.
Fact 1 - Chileans are the second-largest consumer of bread in the world - behind the Germans. No wonder, given how incredibly delicious different types of bread are, such as the popular Marquetta Rotis.
Fact 2 - In Chile, the husband and wife do not share the same last name. Wives use their maiden names. The use of common last names for male and female counterparts is reserved for brothers and sisters.
Fact 3 - The Atacama Desert is the driest in the world, with an average of 0.6 inches of rain a year. Some places in the Atacama never recorded rain even after recording started. But when it rains, parts of the desert bloom with beautiful fields of purple flowers that stretch for miles.
Fact 4 - Chile is known by its inhabitants- pais del poetas or country of poets. The reason for this is that the two most famous and loved litterateurs in the country were poet and writer Gabriella Mistral and Pablo Neruda, who both won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Fact 5 - Chile is home to the Guinness World Record Holder for the world largest swimming pool. Located at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort, the pool has 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools and 66 million gallons.
Conclusion - Spanish is its national language, and the peso - CLP is its official currency. Its three border countries are Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia. With these facts about Chile, you can learn about its history, geography, people, culture, wildlife, environment, and more.
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