/* People */
About 85% of Chile's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in greater Santiago. Most have Spanish ancestry. A small, yet influential number of [[Irish]] and [[English]] immigrants came to Chile during the colonial period. [[German]] immigration began in 1848 and lasted for 90 years; the southern provinces of [[Valdivia]], [[Llanquihue]], and [[Osorno]] show a strong German influence. Other significant historic immigrant groups are [[Italian]], [[Croatian]], [[Basque]], [[Palestinian]] and [[Peruvian]]. About 800,000 Native Americans, mostly of the [[Mapuche]] tribe, reside in the south-central area. The [[Aymara]] and [[Diaguita]] groups can be found mainly in Chile's northern desert valleys.
Since 2014 Chile has been experiencing [[open borders|mass]] [[immigration]] from [[Haiti]], [[Venezuela]], [[Colombia]] and [[Ecuador]], something that was unusual and has drastically changed the demographics of the country in the recent years (The immigrants went from 1.1% to 6.1% and is still growing) a lot of them are [[Illegal immigration|illegally]].
*Population (2019): 17.5 million.