To which country does Easter Island belong?
The Easter Island Heads bring historians and travelers alike to the South Pacific island, just as they have for hundreds of years. These massive stone statues gaze at the open ocean that separates the island from the remainder of the world. They’ve stood their silent vigil for over 400 years. The island officially belongs to Chile, but the island sits 2,200 miles away. Easter Island is more closely in sync culturally with the other Polynesian islands than it is South America. The island natives have two official languages: the eastern Polynesian language Rapa Nui and Spanish, which was imported from Chile. Source: IExplore.com
Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge, with more than 6,000km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city’s palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum.
The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.
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Capital and largest city: Santiagoa; 33°26′S 70°40′W / 33.433°S 70.667°W
Currency: Chilean peso