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In the northern provinces near Bolivia, Aymará Indians have been able to preserve many aspects of their Andean culture.
In the southern region the Mapuche Indians are a large cultural group who strongly contributed to the formation of Chilean culture.
To the north the arid Atacama Desert separates it from Peru.
In the northern region some twenty thousand indigenous people also speak Aymará, while most of Chile's Mapuche population speak or at least understand their ancestral language, Mapudungu.
Almost six million people live in the metropolitan region of Santiago, while the northern and southern regions are sparsely populated.
Most Chileans (84 percent) reside in urban areas, while the rest live in an increasingly urbanized rural environment.
To the south, the cold waters of the Drake Sea announce the nearness of Antarctica.
To the west, Chile looks at endless masses of the South Pacific water.