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Chile's economic status[edit]

Chile is a OECD member with a high-income economy, which ranks very high in HDI terms, quality of life and several other macro-macroeconomic facts. Furthermore, Chile's HDI it is ahead of economies such as Brunei, Bahrain, Croatia and Oman, plus nearby advanced economies such as Latvia or Portugal which are only two or three steps ahead. It is not correct to add "relatively" high quality of life according to this aforementioned information.

It seems that the addition of "developing country" at the beginning of the article undermine Chile's macro-economical potential, which might be labelled as "unconstructive" and only added based on biased and non-constructive contributions.

Rapa Nui[edit]

A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai (play /ˈmoʊ.aɪ/), created by the early Rapanui people. It is a World Heritage Site (as determined by UNESCO) with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. In recent times the island has served as a cautionary tale about the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation. Ethnographers and archaeologists also blame diseases carried by European colonizers and slave raiding[4] of the 1860s for devastating the local peoples.

Easter Island is claimed to be "the most remote inhabited island in the world"

Easter Island shares with Juan Fernández Islands the sui generis constitutional status of "special territory" of Chile, granted in 2007. As of that time a special charter for the island was under discussion: therefore it continued to be considered a province of the Valparaíso Region and containing a single commune (comuna). This is unique in Chile, since all other provinces consist of more than one commune. Both the province and the commune are called Isla de Pascua and encompass the whole island and its surrounding islets and rocks, plus Isla Salas y Gómez, some 380 km (236 mi) to the east.

See also: list of islands of Chile Provinces of Chile

Note - The Chile Article does not have any live links to the Easter Island article. If a section to Chile is not added for Easter Island then at least the references should be made as active links to the Wiki article.

Edit Request: Update on Free Trade Agreements[edit]

I am preparing a case study on Chile and the Free Trade Agreements of Chile look like out-dated.

For example, in 2011, there is a new Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Chile which was signed on 14 July 2009 in Santiago and entered into force on 1 March 2011.

Edit: National symbols[edit]

When talking about the Chilean Flag it says "However, like the Texan flag, the flag of Chile is modeled after the Flag of the United States.[82]" and gives this link as source:

I believe that to be untrue, it should read: According to the poem ‘La Araucana’ by Alonso de Ercilla, who was both a soldier and a poet, the current flag resembles the Mapuche Indians’ flag, which was completely blue with a white star in the centre. This flag was waved during the Arauco War, an armed conflict between the Mapuches and the Spaniards that lasted for centuries. Source:

Also in chilean sources, there is no mention to the United States Flag.


Subheading Agriculture - line - "Chile currently utilizes 14,015 Hectares of agricultural land"[edit]

This should be 14,015,000 Hectares of agricultural land. The OECD data that the line is quoting was in thousands of hectares. 14,015 hectares is only 140km2

Add a reference to Köppen climate classification in the figure[edit]

Add a reference to Köppen climate classification to the image in the Climate and Hydrography section (

Although there's a link in the body of the section, I went to see first the image and I didn't know about the Köppen classification, so I think it would be useful to also link it in there. Etra0 (talk) 20:19, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Lemonaka (talk) 17:37, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chile's Development Status[edit]

Echoing the sentiment below, it seems that adding "developing country" to the article is not only unconstructive, but also bordering on innacurate. The sources for the designation listed on the article are the UN's Human Development Report (UNHDR) and the CIA's World Factbook. After looking into this research, there are a few inconsistencies. In the UNHDR, Chile has a higher HDI than other countries that are classified on Wikipedia as developed and/or lack the designation "developing country." These include Slovakia (lower HDI than Chile, but its WP article designates it as "developed" with no mention of it being a "developing country") and Hungary (lower HDI than Chile, but its WP article has no mention of "developing country"). Meanwhile, not a single country above it in the list of countries by HDI carries the designation "developing country." One could argue that on page 304, Chile is listed under "Developing Regions," however this does not designate it as a developing country since this information is "in aggregate" for the region (see the note on the bottom). This is why it lists Singapore, one of the top 12 most developed countries in the world by HDI and described as "developed" in its WP article, as a developing region. Singapore is most certainly not a developing country, but merely in a developing region. On the other hand, the CIA World Factbook is listed as another source that states Chile is a developing country. However, the entry for Chile in the CIA World Factbook states the complete opposite: that Chile is "on par with developed countries" by many measures, which is particularly notable since it appears that as of at least 2022 the Factbook no longer classifies every country of the world as developing or developed. It appears that the revision I made was reverted incorrectly. @Pristino: Maybe we can discuss this and figure out how to change it -Dvit123 (talk) 06:08, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello. The UN report that you yourself cite mentions on page 268 that Chile is one the few OECD countries that is still in "developing" status:
Of the 38 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development members, 33 are considered developed countries and 5 (Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Türkiye) are considered developing countries.
Also, the CIA Factbook overview of Chile refers to the country being "on par with developed countries" only in relation to its life expectancy. I sincerely hope this settles the matter. Pristino (talk) 20:08, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It seems to me that this is necessarily a subjective decision, given that different sources give different descriptions. The Wikipedia Article for "Developing Countries" includes three maps with three different results for Chile, based on differing IMF, UN, and World Bank definitions, and states that the definition is "not universally agreed on". Chile is hard to classify because it is close to the dividing line on many metrics, including health, education, and income. It is either the most developed of developing countries or the least developed of developed countries. Perhaps we could try to recognize this complexity somehow? Or avoid the developed/developing label altogether, as it seems less useful in the Chilean context. Diegojosesalva (talk) 02:24, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Education assignment: Modern Latin America[edit]

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Why has Chile-Topography no footnotes?[edit]

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