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A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai (play /ˈmoʊ.aɪ/), created by the early Rapanui people. It is a World Heritage Site (as determined by UNESCO) with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park. In recent times the island has served as a cautionary tale about the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation. Ethnographers and archaeologists also blame diseases carried by European colonizers and slave raiding of the 1860s for devastating the local peoples.
Easter Island is claimed to be "the most remote inhabited island in the world"
Easter Island shares with Juan Fernández Islands the sui generis constitutional status of "special territory" of Chile, granted in 2007. As of that time a special charter for the island was under discussion: therefore it continued to be considered a province of the Valparaíso Region and containing a single commune (comuna). This is unique in Chile, since all other provinces consist of more than one commune. Both the province and the commune are called Isla de Pascua and encompass the whole island and its surrounding islets and rocks, plus Isla Salas y Gómez, some 380 km (236 mi) to the east.
Note - The Chile Article does not have any live links to the Easter Island article. If a section to Chile is not added for Easter Island then at least the references should be made as active links to the Wiki article.
Edit Request: Update on Free Trade AgreementsEdit
I am preparing a case study on Chile and the Free Trade Agreements of Chile look like out-dated.
For example, in 2011, there is a new Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Chile which was signed on 14 July 2009 in Santiago and entered into force on 1 March 2011.
Ethnic Composition of ChileEdit
Article has been restated on the ethnic composition of chile, since the current edition lacks neutrality, by the mention of a single study, when this quite accepted the difficulty of reliable and definitive figures confirm.
For these reasons we have integrated the various studies on the subject and has given greater visibility to the fact the difficulty in finding figures on the subject.
Please, before reversing this edition, discuss your arguments this space, especially the user inhakito, that arbitrarily reversed editions constantly causing serious damage to the item that many users try to improve. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex12345yuri (talk • contribs) 22:10, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
About Administrative divisionEdit
Recent studies(Chilegenomico/We are all mixed, Article in Spanish) have shown that the population of Chile is most probably 99% mixed, I mean, we know that it is almost impossible to test the entire population of 17 million people, but the study had 3 thousand samples from various regions of the country, so far, the biggest study ever made regarding our genetic makeup.
Genetics aside, we Chileans, are culturally Hispanic, to put it into perspective that's about 80% of the population, the indigenous follow being just about 12% and due to the recent influx of immigrants these foreign component comprises 7% of the population in 2019. My point is, wouldn't it be more wise to classify the ethnic groups of Chile in a general view at least, as actual ethnic groups and not with racial terms such as White and Mestizo? Something like this: 80% Chilean Hispanic(Mestizos and Whites) 12% Indigenous 7% Other/Immigrants
If you guys consider phenotype to be the most important thing when referring to ethnic groups, then yeah, saying that 64% of Chileans are "white" and 30% Mestizo(because their skin is darker) is kinda right... possibly, we don't really know for sure, self identification polls are not too trustworthy, but we can certainly take something useful out of them.
I really wanna know what you guys think about this, because this is an actually controversial and interesting topic regarding my country's society, I obviously won't make any changes to the article without permission(and I think I can't due to my low amount of editions in the English Wiki)