Chile is a long and narrow country that stretches along the western edge of South America, with more than 6,000 km of coastline in the Pacific Ocean. Santiago, its capital, is located in a valley surrounded by the Andes and the Costa mountain range. In the city’s Plaza de Armas, lined with palm trees, is the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The huge Metropolitan Park has swimming pools, a botanical garden and a zoo.