Chile is the longest country in South America. It is the located on the west coast of South America and boarders Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and more than 3,800 miles (6,000 km) of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago is the nations capitol city, which is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Mountain ranges. North ern Chile contains a vast amount of mineral wealth, particularly copper, giving the country a steady economy. The southern areas of Chile are rich in forests and grazing lands. It also contains a string of volcanoes and lakes. Chile today is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It 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. The World Folkfest is happy to welcome Chile to the performing stage. They have a great culture that we are excited to explore and experience.