Essential Info for Chile
Population: 18 million
Major religion: Catholicism
Capital city: Santiago (also largest city)
Legal system: Presidential republic
Main language: Spanish
Time: GMT-4 (GMT-3 from August to May). Easter Island is GMT-6 (GMT-5 from August to May).
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz. Standard plugs are the round two-pronged (Type C) Europlug and sometimes the three-pronged (Type L) Italian plug.
Currency: The Chilean peso (CLP), divided into 100 centavos.
Tipping: Standard 10 percent in restaurants, usually less for other services.
International dialling code: +56. The area code for Santiago is (0)2.
Emergency numbers: 131 (ambulance), 132 (fire), 133 (police)
Internet TLD: .cl
Drives on the: Right