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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DA-BAI to implement P850 million livestock dispersal among coconut farmers

Manila Standard 01 Dec 2023
Program under RA 11524, the trust fund managing coconut levy ... Under the Coconut Farmers Industry and Trust Fund Act (CFI-TFA) under Republic Act 11524, DA will start dispersing chicken, native pigs, and goats perhaps toward the end of the year ... There is already a supplier for chicken, native pigs, and goats,” said Santiago....

Woman kidnapped by convicted paedophile is found still wrapped up with the padlock and chain ...

The Daily Mail 28 Nov 2023
Doctors in the city of Miranda de Ebro were stunned when the woman with a bruised face walked into the Santiago Apóstol hospital ... Doctors in the city of Miranda de Ebro were stunned when the woman with a bruised face walked into the Santiago Apóstol hospital (pictured)....

Polk Commission rejects a referendum to raise the sales tax by a half cent for road funds

The Ledger 21 Nov 2023
I've heard words from people, from you — we live in an ivory tower,” Santiago said ... “I sincerely believe that when I elect a person for a position, I'm also electing that person because I have trust and confidence that they will make the right decision,” Santiago said....