Description: The Physical Map of Chile showing major geographical features like mountain ranges, elevations, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Chile is officially known as the Republic of Chile and lies in the South American continent. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Mountains of the Andes on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It shares borders with Peru on the north and Bolivia on the northeast. It has Argentina on the east, as well as the Drake Passage in the far south.
The territory of Chile also includes the islands of the Juan Fernández, the Salas y Gómez, the Desventuradas, and the Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is in shape of a long but narrow coastal Cone in the south, lying to the western side of the Andes Mountains.
Chile stretches for over 4,300 km from north to south and is only 350 km wide from east to west. Hence it is prone to many climatic changes and is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire which makes it an unstable region prone to untimely earthquakes.
The Atacama Desert in the north is home to huge mineral wealth. The Southern parts of Chile comprise of rich, green forests witha lot of grazing lands, and violent volcanoes as well as lakes.
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