Santiago

Santiago (/ˌsæntiˈɑːɡ/; Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo]), also known as Santiago de Chile [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈtʃile], is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is also the center of its largest conurbation. Santiago is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706 ft) above mean sea level.

Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Santiago's steady economic growth over the past few decades has transformed it into a modern metropolis. The city is now home to a growing theater and restaurant scene, extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping centers, and a rising skyline, including the tallest building in Latin America, the Gran Torre Santiago. It includes several major universities, and has developed a modern transportation infrastructure, including a free flow toll-based, partly underground urban freeway system and the Metro de Santiago, South America's most extensive subway system. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judicial powers are located in Santiago, but Congress meets in nearby Valparaíso.

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Chile to issue $12 bln in debt in 2023

Reuters 23 Sep 2022
Register ... It currently sits at 944 pesos per greenback, down nearly 10% so far this year ... Register. Reporting by Rodrigo Campos in New York; additional reporting by Alexander Villegas, Natalia Ramos and Fabian Cambero in Santiago; Editing by Leslie Adler and Josie Kao. Our Standards. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles .......
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Baby sloth reunited with mum after evacuation from Bolivia wildfire

Reuters 09 Sep 2022
Fleeing the wildfires ravaging the region, the sloths arrived at Trinidad ... They have been released to the Chuchini nature reserve ... Register. Reporting by Santiago Limachi and Anna Portella; Editing by Lisa Shumaker ... The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles .......

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