When was Chile discovered?

Is chili a safe country?

Chile is amongst the safest countries on Earth

It is usually considered the safest country in South America, together with Uruguay. Thanks to its low crime rates and nice behavior towards travelers, the “thin country” can be considered a very safe destination (especially if you visit its spectacular national parks).

Where did the word Chile come from?

The origin of the name “Chile” may come from the indigenous Aimara word “chili”, meaning “where the land ends.” It could also be based on the Mapuche imitation of a bird call which sounds like “cheele cheele.”

Why did Spain invade Chile?

Ferdinand Magellan first landed on the shores of Chile in 1520, and Spanish conquest followed soon after. Early Spanish conquistadors came from Peru in the north, hoping to exploit the area for precious gold and silver.

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