Jobs, forms of entertainment, and many other aspects of culture seem to vary from town to town as fine arts are only found in some places and sports tend to dominate some sub-cultures.
Although much of Chile's population has a culture rooted in Europe, the Mapuche maintain a culture rooted in historic Chile and the Andes Mountains.
Despite this diversity, many Chileans see their country as one that is rather homogenous ethnically and culturally.
These mountains also limit where people can live as some valleys are more livable than others and farming can only be undertaken in certain regions.
This has led to massive urbanization among the people, but each city seems divided from the next and many people still live in rural areas, most notably the Mapuche, who tend to live off the land in the southern part of Chile.
In this way most citizens of Chile either identify as being "Chilean," which is defined in cultural and ethnic terms.
or they identify with their indigenous group, which is often defined in linguistic or ethnic terms, such as the Mapuche.
The culture differs from town to town due to geographic variations, access to different forms of entertainment, accessibility to various jobs, and personal interest among others.
Identity Most of the people of Chile are ethnically European, or at least partially European, but there are also numerous indigenous groups of people in Chile, most notably the Mapuche.
Most indigenous people identify with their ethnic or linguistic group first and perhaps as a Chilean second or even third.
For the ethnically European population, most people see themselves as being "Chilean" or "Chilenidad." Most of the people who are ethnic European see themselves as "Chilean," which they define in numerous ways, including by ethnic make-up, language, citizenships, food, clothing, and other aspects of culture and lifestyle.
Those in more rural areas may ride a bike to work or walk as cars are expensive.
This education and work tend to pay off as Chile is one of the wealthiest countries in South America.
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