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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Displaced choir leader founds refugee orchestra in Chile

Reliefweb 09 Mar 2021
The Music for Integration Foundation Orchestra, led by Venezuelan conductor Simón Arias, performs at the Fundación Telefónica Auditorium in Santiago, Chile ... Former choir director Ana Marvez could not stand to see the musical skills of her fellow Venezuelans go to waste in their host country ... By Stephanie Rabi Misle in Santiago, Chile ....

Quizzed on 2019 LTTE forum, Klang MP calls police probe 'witch hunt'

Malaysia Kini 18 Dec 2020
Summoned after 12 months, Charles Santiago says this is a waste of his and police's time. ....

Watch Vin Diesel Beat Up Dinosaurs in New Game ‘ARK II’ (Video)

The Wrap 11 Dec 2020
Survival Evolved” franchise, and he plays Santiago, a war chief who’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe with prehistoric creatures to protect his clan ... Santiago wastes no time defending his people, smacking around some Orc-looking dinosaurs with his tomahawk before putting a spear straight through the T-Rex’s neck....

Selangor taps jail terms and drones to curb water pollution

Straits Times 20 Nov 2020
Police and other enforcement authorities could supervise with the help of CCTV and other technologies," said Selangor lawmaker Charles Santiago, who is also former National Water Services Commission chairman ... "The problem is that the third party which collects the waste is not monitored....

PPA commissions quarantine facility at Port Capinpin

Beijing News 09 Oct 2020
Meanwhile, PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago thanked the provincial and municipal government, as well as its private sector donor, for their help in realizing the project ... We are proud that their donation did not go to waste and was used in a good way. And I am also proud that a native Bataeno made this facility," Santiago added....

Gareth Bale: The flying LaLiga star brought to a standstill at Real Madrid

Yahoo Daily News 01 Sep 2020
Gareth Bale will bring up the seventh anniversary of his then world-record switch from Tottenham to Real Madrid on Tuesday with his career in the Spanish capital at a low ebb ... AMONG LALIGA'S ELITE ... As what remains of his prime is whittled away inside a gilded Santiago Bernabeu cage, it all seems so wasteful and unnecessary for all parties ... ....

Gears Of War: 10 Funniest Baird Quotes, Ranked | Game Rant

Game Rant 23 Aug 2020
On the surface, the Gears of War games look like serious military shooters, but in reality, they've always been filled with humor. RELATED.�Every Gears Of War 2 Weapon, Ranked ... He was sarcastic, quick-witted, and extremely blunt ... In response, Baird sarcastically offered Santiago a chance to join them in the waste.9 "Those Things Could Stop A Truck....

‘I was selling honey to survive.’ Then Mel Gibson threatened to sue

The Irish Times 20 Aug 2020
Some friends told Agurto she should ignore the letter, arguing that no American lawyer would waste time shutting down a woman selling honey from her home in Santiago during a pandemic ... – seafood Yohana Agurto in her home in Santiago, Chile, where she packs her honey with her team....

City of San Fernando wastes to be used in cement manufacturing

Sun Star 17 Jul 2020
Under Santiago’s “Environment” agenda, the City has been implementing effective Ecological Solid Waste Management practices for the past years, helping it receive the branding as a “Zero Waste City” for attaining a high waste diversion rate and positive impact on financial and health aspects....

Chile's environmental watchdog hits Codelco with mining waste pollution claims

Mining Weekly 26 Jun 2020
... region near the capital Santiago ... It said the events indicated breaches of its waste management plan....

Chile`s environmental watchdog hits Codelco with mining waste pollution claims

Canada Dot Com 25 Jun 2020
SANTIAGOChile’s environmental regulator on Thursday said it had filed charges against state mining company Codelco over a 2016 tailings spill and river and estuary contamination at its Andina mine in a mountainous region near the capital Santiago....

Jessica Santiago serves free breakfast outside her Lorain home

The Morning Journal 09 Jun 2020
On Saturday mornings from 10 a.m to noon, Jessica Santiago sits under a canopy outside her house, 1722 Washington Ave ... With food leftover from the food pantry, and in combination with assorted fresh foods she and her family don’t eat, Santiago said she made sure nothing went to waste ... "People have just been so kind," Santiago said....

Authorities nab 8 for illegal quarrying

Manila Standard Today 05 Jun 2020
NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Eric Distor identified the suspects as Rene Santiago, Joseph Acuña, Norman Ibasco, Jeovy Mojello, Raul Laxamana, Ernesto Torres, Reynaldo Balajadia, and Ryan Santos ... Not far from the area was a truck unloading a mineral waste coming from the vibro plant....