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The Republic of Chile in the south-west of South America with its capital Santiago de Chile covers 756,102 square kilometres. The country stretches over 4,275 kilometres in a north-south direction along the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. In a west-east direction, the extension is less than 200 kilometres on average. Because of this unusual shape, due to its location on the western slope of the Andes Cordillera, Chile is often called "La tierra alargada" (elongated land).

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The country borders the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, Peru to the north, Bolivia to the north-east and Argentina to the east. Chile also includes Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the Pacific, the island of Salas y Gómez, the Juan Fernández Islands (including Robinson Crusoe Island), the Desventuradas Islands and, to the south, the Ildefonso Islands and the Diego Ramírez Islands. The country has access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Strait of Magellan, which belongs entirely to Chile.

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