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About Chile

Language

The main language in Chile is Spanish.

Currency

The local currency is Chilean pesos (CLP).

$100 bills must be 2003 or later, or they will not be accepted. For travellers cheques, there is often a $1/cheque fee, and the exchange rate is better for $100 cheques. It helps to bring smaller bills as change is not always available.

Telephone Calls

To dial internationally from Chile dial: 00 + area code + telephone number. Hotel receptionists will help you make calls.

When calling Chile, you must dial the country code of 56.

Tri-band cell phones will work in most areas. You may also want to consider renting one
or getting a global cell phone.

Electricity

Chile uses 220 volt current with a European plug (two round pins).

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