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Chilean Americans are a group of 68,849 people who emigrated from Chile and their descendants. Nearly 14,000 Chilenos live in both Florida and California while thousands more--16,330 live in the New England states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut combined. Of the 857,781 Chilean expats around the globe 13.3% (114,084) live in the United States;[1] there are many other sizeable immigrant communities in Argentina, Sweden, Australia, and other European countries. Although human migration has existed for hundreds of thousands of years, immigration in the modern sense refers to movement of people from one nation-state to another, where they are not citizens. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... NY redirects here. ... For the Bon Jovi album, see New Jersey (album) Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... An expatriate (in abbreviated form, expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of his upbringing or legal residence. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ...


Most Chileans emigrated to the United States as political asylees and refugees during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, his régime was installed with the help of a CIA backed coup d'état of democratically elected socialism Salvador Allende which caused many people to flee the country. It is somewhat ironic that many Chileans fled to the United States. This includes Ariel Dorfman who was a member of Allende's cabinet and now teaches at Duke University in North Carolina. Power lines leading to a trash dump hover just overhead in El Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica Under international law, a refugee is a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her... A dictatorship is an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by a dictator. ... Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte[1] (November 25, 1915 – December 10, 2006) was a general and President of Chile. ... The word regime (occasionally spelled régime, particularly in older texts) refers to any system of control, or more specifically a system of government. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... A coup d’état (pronounced ), or simply coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means by a part of the state establishment — mostly replacing just the high-level figures. ... Democracy (literally rule by the people, from the Greek δημοκρατία-demokratia demos, people, and kratos, rule) is a form of government. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to social control. ... Salvador Isabelino del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Allende Gossens[1] (July 26, 1908 – September 11, 1973) was President of Chile from November 1970 until his removal from power and death on September 11, 1973. ... Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is a Jewish Chilean novelist, dramatist, essayist, and human rights activist. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The school, founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, moved to Durham in 1892. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


The California cities of Belmont, San Carlos, and Menlo Park were founded by Chilean immigrants and San Francisco's landmark Northbeach neighborhood was previously the Little Santiago neighborhood. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

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Chilean Populations

  • California: 13,550
    • San Francisco/San José Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo counties): 2,473
      • Alameda County: 719
      • Santa Clara County: 775
      • San Francisco County: 405
      • San Mateo County: 574
    • Los Angeles County: 5,508
      • City of Los Angeles: 2,736
    • Orange County: 1,052
    • San Bernardino County: 483
    • San Diego County: 867
    • Ventura County: 258
  • Colorado 740
  • Connecticut: 1,264
  • Florida: 13,400
    • Miami-Dade County: 7,910
      • City of Miami: 939
      • City of Miami Beach: 623
      • City of Hialieh: 611
  • Georgia: 872
  • Illinois: 1,727
  • City of Chicago: 640
  • Maryland: 2,316
  • Massachusetts: 1,750
  • Michigan: 660
  • Minnesota: 499
  • Missouri: 303
  • Nevada: 697
  • New Jersey: 5,129
  • New York: 9,937
    • New York City: 5,014
  • North Carolina: 924
  • Ohio: 616
  • Oregon: 607
  • Pennsylvania: 1,162
  • Puerto Rico: 582
  • Texas: 2,934
    • Dallas County: 329
  • Utah: 1,504
  • Virginia: 2,040
  • Washington: 1,229
  • Wisconsin: 444

Notable Chilean Americans

FIFA 07 (also known as FIFA Soccer 07 and FIFA Football 07) is a forthcoming video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts based around the game of football (soccer). ... Joined SNL 1998 Status Repertory Web Page [1] Horatio Sanz (born June 4, 1969) is a comedian and actor who is best known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. ... Alexander Witt is a Hollywood filmmaker that has worked mostly as a camera operator and Second Unit Director. ... Patricia Demick (born January 26, 1972 in Viña del Mar, Chile) is a female boxer who made history by becoming Chiles first world boxing champion ever, including male boxing. ... Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning serial drama television series that follows the lives of a group of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, somewhere in the South Pacific. ... Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. ... Arturo Valenzuela is an Chilean-American academic who is currently the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. ... Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is a Jewish Chilean novelist, dramatist, essayist, and human rights activist. ... Cover of 2002s Demotape Los Abandoned is an American alternative rock band. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Lucybell is a Chilean rock band formed by four students from the Universidad de Chiles Faculty of Art in 1991. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. ... Julian Rios or Julian Ruiz, commonly known by the aliases Julian, Julian Andretti or Jordan Rivers, (born 12 October 1970--most accounts have his birthplace as Santiago, Chile, but a minority cite Los Angeles, California, instead) is a prominent male pornographic actor. ...

See also

  • Chilean people by ethnic or national origen
  • Chilean expatriates

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