Chileans in the United Kingdom

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Chileans in the United Kingdom
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Total population
Chilean-born residents
5,131 (2001 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
London, Midlands, South East England, North West England
Languages
English (British English)
Spanish (Chilean Spanish)
Religion
Predominantly Christianity
(Roman Catholic, Protestantism, Evangelical)
Related ethnic groups
Chilean people • Latin Americans in the United Kingdom • Spaniards in the United Kingdom • Hispanic • Latino • British Chilean

Chileans in the United Kingdom (Spanish: Chilenos en el Reino Unido) are people of Chilean ancestry living in the United Kingdom, they can be either British citizens or non-citizen immigrants.

History[edit]

When approximately 2,500 Chilean exiles (including businessmen, professors, and students) arrived in Great Britain[when?], they were met by a small community of Latin people who were already there. In the 1970s right-wingers fled the Allende administration, and later leftists fled the Pinochet regime. The Chilean community has settled well in the country, and the majority are of European ancestry.[2][3][4][5] The size of the Chilean British population is hard to estimate as many have gone back to Chile, or move fluidly between several places.[6]

Population[edit]

According to the 2001 UK Census, 5,131 Chilean-born people were living in the UK,[1] representing just over 8% of the UK's Latin American-born community.

Notable individuals[edit]

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