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The peso is the currency of Chile. The current peso has circulated since 1975, with a previous version circulating between 1817 and 1960. Chile, officially known as the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. It borders Peru,Bolivia and Argentina.
Chile is one of South America's most prosperous, and economically stable nations, with high incomes and living standards. Chile leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It also ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, and democratic development. Chile is a member of the OECD and a founding member of the United Nations.
Chile was spelt Chili until 1900.
Chile is the longest country in the world from north to south at 2,653 miles.
Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth. Some parts of the region have never received a drop of rain and the Desert is probably also the oldest desert on earth.
The peso is the offical currency of Chile. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Chilean Peso is CLP.