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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Polk County Commission to consider controversial, 458-unit subdivision in Auburndale

News Chief 19 Jun 2022
BARTOW — A hearing on a controversial, 485-unit subdivision may get pushed to August ... According to documents provided in the agenda packet, the project is located at 605 Memory Ln ... Trash talk ... Development denied ... "It would be such a waste of their time," Commissioner Bill Braswell said. Additionally, Chair Martha Santiago will be absent Tuesday....
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Difficult sky and a patient Twins lineup too much to overcome for Kevin Gausman and the Jays

Canoe 06 Jun 2022
We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or ... Story continues below ... It was just the Jays’ second loss in their past 11 games and it wasted a four-homer afternoon — all of them solo shots — until Santiago Espinal’s three-run shot in the ninth that suddenly, and temporarily, put this one up for grabs again ... ....
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Difficult sky and a patient Twins lineup too much to overcome for Kevin Gausman and ...

Toronto Sun 06 Jun 2022
We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or ... Advertisement 2 ... It was just the Jays’ second loss in their past 11 games and it wasted a four-homer afternoon — all of them solo shots — until Santiago Espinal’s three-run shot in the ninth that suddenly, and temporarily, put this one up for grabs again. Sports Betting ... ....

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