Armenians in Chile

There are 1100 Armenians in Chile, out of which 90% are Christians and 4% of which are evangelicals. There are 2 genocide monuments commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Armenia is represented in Chile through its embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Chile is represented in Armenia through its embassy in Moscow (Russia). The Armenian community of Chile was established in the 1930s. Before WWII, there were 100,000 Armenians living in the country and they were mainly survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenians have played a huge role in the country’s economy and have been mainly involved with trade and industry. In the 1930s, they had 6 stocking factories and trade homes. Currently, they are involved in different spheres. In 2007, the Chilean Senate officially recognized the Armenian Genocide and in 1975, the local Armenian community of Santiago sponsored the placement of a monument dedicated to the victims of the Great Genocide.

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