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.
– 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.