Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Chile has contrasting landscapes along its narrow territory, including 5,000 km covering half of the west coast in South America. Parallel to the diverse landscapes, Chile is a mosaic of cultures formed by the indigenous Mapuche (from central and southern Chile), Inca (from the north) and the Spanish. Immigrants from Germany strongly influenced the country, too. Strudel and kuchen are popular pastries in Chile. Santiago is the Chilean capital, a cos