Chile is a country occupying a long strip of land on the west of South American and borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to the east. Spain conquered and colonised the region in the mid-16th century, replacing Inca rule in the north and centre, but failing to conquer the Mapuche who inhabited what is now south-central Chile. After declaring its independence from Spain in 1818, Chile emerged as a republic and today is a thriving nation.
Museums in Chile
- National Museum of Fine Arts
Chilean Proverbs & Quotes
“We all have something of a doctor, a poet and a fool.” Chilean Proverb
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