Central Chile

Central Chile is a region of Chile. In central valleys the climate is essentially Mediterranean. This kind of climate is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.

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Santiago is the capital and economic center of Chile.

Valparaíso is a city of around 300,000 on the Pacific coast of Central Chile.

Viña del Mar is in Central Chile and is a beach resort town close to Santiago de Chile.


Portillo is a ski resort in Central Chile. It is located close to the Argentine border and the actual skiing area runs right across the serpentine road to Mendoza.

Pichilemu is a holiday town with beaches in Central Chile, south of Valparaíso.

Talca is in Central Chile. It is the capital of both Talca Province and Maule Region.

Rancagua, about 85 km south of Santiago de Chile, is the capital of the VI Region of Chile.

Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas is in the central portion of Chile.

Vilches is in Central Chile. Altos de Lircay national reserve.

Central Chile

  • Location:  ,
  • Latitude of center:  35° 20' 12" (35.3367°) south
  • Longitude of center:  70° 43' 42" (70.7283°) west
  • Wikidata:  Central Chile

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