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S: Viviendo la vida a la Chilena 02/2008-07/2010

BC: The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of the Biobio Region of Chile on Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 03:34 local time, having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale, with intense shaking lasting for about three minutes. It ranks as the sixth largest earthquake ever to be recorded by a seismograph. It was felt strongly in six Chilean regions (from Valparaíso in the north to Araucanía in the south), that together make up about 80 percent of the country's population. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the cities experiencing the strongest shaking—VIII (Destructive) on the Mercalli intensity scale (MM)—were Arauco and Coronel. According to Chile's Seismological Service Concepción experienced the strongest shaking at MM IX (Violent). The earthquake was felt in the capital Santiago at MM VII (Very Strong) or MM VIII. Tremors were felt in many Argentine cities, including Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza and La Rioja.

FC: Chile | 2008-2010

2: The town of Chicureo is located in the Chilean province of Chacabuco, north of the metropolitan area. Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world, and the ninth largest producer. The most common grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenre. | Valle Nevado is a popular ski resort located 46 kilometers east of Santiago, Chile. With more than 800 hectares of skiable area and South America's only high-speed detachable quad, Valle Nevado is considered one of the most modern ski resorts in South America. Consistent upgrades and investments have extended runs and resulted in a large and varied terrain park with a number of features. Heliskiing is also offered. The ski season in Valle Nevado starts in June and ends in October, conditions permitting. Within much of this period you can enjoy fresh powder. High season rates starts approximately after the fourth week in July.

3: Valparaíso is a city and commune of Chile, center of its third largest conurbation (Greater Valparaíiso) and one of the country's most important seaports and an increasing cultural center in the Southwest Pacific hemisphere. The city is the capital of the Valparaíiso Province and the Valparaíiso Region. Although Santiago is Chile's official capital, the National Congress of Chile was established in Valparaiíso in 1990. | Parque Inés de Suárez en avenida Francisco Bilbao (comuúnmente llamada Avenida Bilbao) es una avenida del oriente de la ciudad de Santiago de Chile, que atraviesa la comuna de Providencia y luego delinea el líimite de las comunas de Las Condes en la calzada norte y La Reina en la calzada sur. Esta calle lleva el nombre del escritor y políitico liberal chileno Francisco Bilbao, llamado el Apóostol de la Libertad.

6: Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation (Greater Santiago). It is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706.04 ft) above mean sea level. Although Santiago is the capital, legislative bodies meet in the coastal town of Valparaíso, a one-hour drive to the west.

12: Barrio El Golf (Santiago de Chile)

18: San Sebastian 2881 Dpto 1008

29: ¡Feliz Navidad!

33: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago is the seat of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, and the center of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile. Construction of the cathedral began in 1748 and ended in 1800. Previous cathedrals in the archdiocese had been destroyed by earthquakes. The cathedral, located in the city's historic center, faces Santiago's Plaza de Armas and stands near the Palacio Arzobispal de Santiago.

34: Mote con huesillo is a traditional Chilean summer-time drink, known as the “refreshing national drink.” It is a non-alcoholic beverage consisting of a sweet clear nectar like liquid made with dried peaches (huesillo) cooked in sugar,water and cinnamon, and then once cooled mixed with fresh cooked husked wheat (mote). This drink is very popular during summer months and is sold by street vendors on rolling carts or stands.

35: Boulevard Kennedy Santiago Marriott Hotel es un edificio que alberga una de las cadenas mÃas grandes de Hoteles en el mundo, estÃa ubicado en Avenida Kennedy #5741, Comuna de Las Condes en Santiago. Peter Giacomini es el gerente general desde la inauguracióon del hotel. En la actualidad es el segundo edificio construido mÃas alto de Chile, superado por la torre Titanium La Portada, para el 2011 el Boulevard Kennedy serÃia el quinto edificio mÃas alto de la ciudad.

40: Greater Concepción (Gran Concepción, including Talcahuano, San Pedro de la Paz, Hualpén, Chiguayante, Penco, Tomé, Lota, Coronel, Hualqui and Concepción) is the second-largest conurbation in the country, with 889,725 inhabitants (the 11th largest commune in the country). Concepción was founded by Pedro de Valdivia in 1550 north of the Bío-Bío River, at the site which is today known as Penco. At that time it was given the name Concepción del Nuevo Extremo. The new settlement of Concepción was just a few kilometers north of La Frontera (The Frontier), the boundary between Spanish territory and the land of the Mapuche, an American Indian ethnic group that remained independent until the 1870s.

46: Concepción at night/Concepción during the day

47: Parque Lota

48: Concha y Toro is the largest producer of wines from Latin America and is one of the global leaders in its field. It is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. It comprises 8.720 ha. spread throughout Chile's major wine regions: Maipo, Maule, Rapel, Colchagua, Curico, and Casablanca.

50: El Parque Los Domiínicos se ubica al final de la Avenida Apoquindo y es un punto de conexioón con los barrios del oriente de Las Condes y que tambiÃen alcanza su gravitancia a sectores de la comuna de La Reina.

51: El nombre deriva de la iglesia San Vicente Ferrer ubicada en el parque, perteneciente a la orden de los dominicos, por lo que usualmente es llamada Iglesia de los Domíinicos. Este mismo nombre se usa en una calle cercana y en la estacióon de Metro ya mencionada. En Chile, es usual denominar a los dominicos con acento esdruújulo, a diferencia de la palabra llana utilizada en el resto del mundo hispano.

52: According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Requínoa spans an area of 673.3 km2 (260 sq mi) and has 22,161 inhabitants.

63: Viña del Mar ("Vineyard by the Sea"), is a city on Chile's central Pacific coast. Its long stretches of white sandy beaches are a major attraction for tourists. Known as "La Ciudad Jardiín" ("The Garden City"), Vinña del Mar has a population of 286,931, it is Chile's fourth largest city. Viña is part of the Greater Valparaíso area, the country's third largest metropolitan area (pop. 803,683), after the Metropolitan areas of Santiago and Concepción

66: Valdivia is a city and commune in southern Chile named after its founder Pedro de Valdivia. The commune of Valdivia had 140,559 inhabitants. The main economic activities include tourism, wood pulp manufacturing, forestry, metallurgy, and beer production. The city of Valdivia and Chiloé Island were once the two southernmost enclaves of the Spanish Empire. From 1645 to 1740, the city depended directly on the Viceroyalty of Peru that financed the building of the Valdivian fort system, which turned Valdivia into one of the most fortified cities of the New World. In the second half of 19th century, Valdivia was the port of entry for German immigrants who were given land and settled in the surrounding areas. The city was severely damaged by the Great Chilean Earthquake of 1960 — the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. Debris and destroyed buildings from the earthquake can still be found in the suburban areas — land subsidence and sediments make navigation of the local rivers complex, with some ruined buildings still adjoining the water.

68: Cajón del Maipo is a canyon located in the Andean southeastern portion of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile.

69: Niebla is located on the northern edge, at the mouth of the Valdivia River, across from Corral. Niebla's beach and folk market are popular tourist destinations during the summer, together with the ruins of a Spanish colonial fort and its museum.

70: Osorno is a city and commune in southern Chile and capital of Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region. It had a population of 145,475, as of the 2002 census. It is located 945 km south of the national capital of Santiago, 105 km north of the regional capital of Puerto Montt and 260 km west of the Argentine city of San Carlos de Bariloche, connected via International Route 215 through the Cardenal Antonio SamorÃe Pass.

82: El Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile

83: Chilean empanadas can have a wide range of fillings, but there are three basic types that are the most popular: The first one is baked and filled with pino, a traditional filling consisting of beef, onions, raisins, black olives and hard boiled eggs. The second one is usually filled with seafood and fried. The third type contains cheese and may be baked or fried, although the latter form is more common.

84: El Barrio Franklin es un sector eminentemente comercial del sur de la comuna de Santiago, en Chile. | La Vega Central Raspberries, quinces, figs, peaches, persimmons, custard apples.. if it grows in Chile, you’ll find it at La Vega Central.

85: Santos Dumont es una de las principales calles de las comunas de Recoleta e Independencia, en Santiago de Chile.

87: Av Santos Dumont 815 Recoleta, Santiago, Chile

88: The Rapa Nui or Rapanui are the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, in the Pacific Ocean. The easternmost Polynesian culture, the Rapa Nui people make up 60% of Easter Island's population, with some living also in mainland Chile.

89: Puerto Montt is a port city and commune in southern Chile, located at the northern end of the Reloncaví Sound in the Llanquihue Province, Los Lagos Region. The commune spans an area of 1,673 km2 (646 sq mi) and had a population of 175,938 in 2002. It is located 1,055 km to the south of the capital, Santiago. Founded as late as 1853 during the German colonization of southern Chile, Puerto Montt soon outgrew older neighboring cities due to its strategic position at the southern end of the Chilean Central Valley being a gateway city into Chiloé Archipelago, Llanquihue and Nahuel Huapi lakes and Western Patagonia. | Our vacation to southern Chile in 2008

90: Founded as late as 1853 during the German colonization of southern Chile, Puerto Montt soon outgrew older neighboring cities due to its strategic position at the southern end of the Chilean Central Valley being a gateway city into Chiloé Archipelago, Llanquihue and Nahuel Huapi lakes and Western Patagonia.

92: Castro is a city and commune in the Chilean island of Chiloé Island. Castro is the capital of the Chiloé Province in the Los Lagos Region. It is Chile's third oldest city in continued existence.

93: The Castro church or San Francis Temple,due to its extraordinary architectonic beauty,was declared National Monument in 1979. Its structure was completely executed with the local wood. Its construction dates back to 1910.

96: The city of Frutillar was founded by Vicente Pérez Rosales in 1856, after a period of clearing up the land and upon the arrival of German settlers from Hamburg in 1852 and other cities of Germany in sailing ships to the ports of Valdivia and Puerto Montt.

97: Kuchen was introduced into the Chilean cuisine when German immigrants settled southern Chile in the 1850s. Kuchens in Chile usually have fruits, such as apples, strawberries or murtas. Nontraditional Chilean kuchen with walnuts are sometimes offered.

99: Las Fiestas Patrias se celebran con el fin de conmemorar la formación de Chile como un nación independiente de la Corona española. Este proceso independentista se inicia históricamente con la proclamación de la Primera Junta Nacional de Gobierno el 18 de septiembre de 1810. Pero, en algunas oportunidades se habla de esta fecha como Día de la Independencia; sin embargo, la firma del Acta de Independencia recién se realiza el 12 de febrero de 1818.

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