Chilean immigration to Mexico

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Chilean Mexican
Feria de las Culturas Amigas de la Ciudad de México (5720940923).jpg
Chilean community in Mexico City
Total population
5,267 Chilean nationals residing in the country (2010)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Mexico City · Guadalajara · Puebla · Monterrey
Chilean Spanish · Mapuche
Christianity · Judaism · Irreligion

Chilean Mexicans are a very prominent South American expatriate community in Mexico. Chileans have migrated primarily to Mexico City, and in cities like Guadalajara, Puebla and Monterrey. They are not a community of recent arrival in Mexican territory, for since Mexico established itself as an independent nation during the nineteenth century, the coastal region of the Mexican Pacific was point of contact and settlement because they were mostly sailors or country people working in the vineyards of the Baja California peninsula.

The Chilean community in Mexico differs greatly from other South American communities, because not only do they excel the high educational level of residents and nationalized citizens, but also many Chileans share similar experiences with the Mexican people to a vast extent that keeps both nations integrated in a geopolitical region with other brotherly and distant countries of Hispanic America.

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  1. ^ "Conociendo...nos todos". INEGI. Retrieved December 18, 2014.