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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Plogging cleanup activity held in San Fernando

Sun Star 10 May 2022
Mulayi, Maglinis at Mamisali,” the event was also in partnership with SM City San Fernando Downtown under its “Trash to Cash Recycling Market” where participants may exchange recyclable wastes for cash ... Ipagpatuloy natin ang ating magandang nasimulan dahil ito po ay para sa ating mga susunod na henerasyon,” said Santiago....
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Blue Jays ready for some Teoscar time as offence comes up short in Cleveland

Canoe 06 May 2022
CLEVELAND — There will be a day — soon, apparently — when Teoscar Hernandez is back in the Blue Jays lineup serving up a boost to some of what ails his team’s offensive attack ... Typical of the Jays runners in scoring position woes took was what happened in the fifth when Santiago Espinal’s leadoff double was wasted as he couldn’t advance to score ... ....

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