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|Date of Independence:|
|25 April 1844|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|38 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|62 of 242 in the World|
Situated south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, Chile fills a narrow 4506 kilometers (2880 miles) strip between the Andes and the Pacific. One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes. At the southern tip of Chile’s mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world, and beyond that lies the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island divided between Chile and Argentina. The southernmost point of South America is Cape Horn, a rock on Horn Island in the Wollaston group, which belongs to Chile. Chile also claims sovereignty over 1,250.000 square kilometres (482,628 square miles) of Antarctic territory; the Juan Fernández Islands and Easter Island.
It is located between 60° to 75° western geographic longitude and 17° to 56° southern geographic latitude and has an area of 756,950 square kilometres (292,260 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital, Santiago, are about 70°40′ W and 33°27′ S.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Chile.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
The registration prefix ‘CC-‘ is used from 1929 to present; eg:CC-AAA to CC-ZZZ.
Military Air Arms
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation – the Coast Guard is part of the Navy. No separate aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
To be added.
ENAER (Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica de Chile)
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Museo Historico de Carabineros de Chile, Providencia
Museo Nacional de Aeronautica de Chile, Santiago
Key Airshow Dates
Magazines Guide for Chile
Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)
Texan and Harvards in Latin America (Dan Hagedorn)
Latin American Fighters (Iñigo Guevara y Moyano)
Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)
Military Balance (IISS)
World Air Power Journal 31, p. 146-152
World Air Power Journal 33, p. 25