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In the twentieth chapter of the Great Encyclopedia of Chile we have gone over a few areas that place our country in the international context.

Chile in the world

– Globalization is the phenomenon that, since the early nineties, has promoted economic, political and cultural integration amongst nations.

– Chile’s main diplomatic missions abroad are embassies and consulates. Our country also has representatives in international organizations, such as the Organization of United Nations and the Organization of American States.

Economic opening

– Copper is the main Chilean export product and the one that generates the most important dividends for the fiscal treasury.

– APEC is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum that integrated our country as a “member economy” as of 1994.

Culture and sports

– Our country has five spots that have been appointed World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. They are: Rapa Nui National Park, the churches of Chiloe, Valparaiso’s historical district, the Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpeter works and the Sewell mining camp.
– Since the beginning of the Modern Olympic Games, national representatives have obtained twelve metals in total.