Interesting Facts About Chile
If you couldn’t already tell, we LOVE spending our summers in Chile. It’s hard to find a reason not to love it. The amazing mountains, culture, beaches and adventure sports….the list can go on and on. Here’s a few fun facts about Chile that’ll make you want to head down to the southern hemisphere!
1. The Worlds Largest Swimming Pool is in Chile
In Algarrobo City, along the pacific coast of the southern hemisphere you’ll find the worlds largest swimming pool. It is an artificial paradise like no other. The pool has a length of 1,000 yards, an area of 20 acres and a maximum depth of 115- feet. It holds 66 million gallons of crystal clear seawater.
2. You Can Find Penguins in Chile
Penguins can be found in several areas of the country. If you’re by the beach you’re likely to find them there as the humboldt penguins along the pacific coast of the northern region with about bout 12,000 breeding pairs in the country. The Seno Otway Penguin Colon are found in the southern region.
3. Chile Has One of the Longest Coastlines in the World
Since Chile is one of the longest countries in the world, it would only make sense to have one of the longest coastlines as well with it being around 6500 km long. It is also one of the narrowest in the world with a width of just over 200 km.
4. Chile is Home to the Oldest Mummy in the World
The Chinchorro mummies lived along the northern coast and were discovered in the Atacama Desert in 1917. They dates back to around 5000-7000 B.C. In Egypt, they reserved this holy rite for kings and luminaries. Although the Chincurro granted the community the rite of mummification regardless of age or status.
5. The Alerce Tree is One of the Tallest Trees in the World
The Alerce tree, found in the southern region, is native to the the Andes mountains and also one of the worlds 10 oldest living trees. Some of the Alerce trees found are over 4,000 years old.
Evolve Chile campers come home with new cultural experiences and having learnt about the history of this awesome country. We offers city tours of Santiago that will open your eyes to how amazing this southern hemisphere truly is.