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Cultural Relations and Greek Community

There is a very energetic, albeit small Greek community in Chile, numbering some 1,500 people. Despite the great distance separating them from their homeland, the Greeks of Chile maintain their emotional ties with Greece and participate actively in the local community. The Greek community is organised in eight associations each for a particular city, and in 2006 the Federation of Greek Communities in Chile was set up. Chile is under the remit of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitanate of South America, seated in Buenos Aires.

There are a number of Hellenic Studies Centers in Chile, including the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Santiago, the Center for Hellenic Studies of the University of Playa Ancha, in Valparaiso, and the Center for Classical Studies at Metropolitana University, Santiago.

Last Updated Tuesday, 09 July 2013