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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Dzeko downs Shakhtar to fire Inter to brink of Champions League knockouts

Supersport 24 Nov 2021
</b></font></a> </p>Inter now need Real Madrid to manage at least a draw with Sheriff Tiraspol later in Spain to secure their spot in next month's draw with a match to spare thanks to two archetypal Dzeko goals in the space of six minutes midway ......

Dzeko downs Shakhtar to fire Inter to brink of knockouts

Supersport 24 Nov 2021
</b></font></a> </p>Inter now need Real Madrid to manage at least a draw with Sheriff Tiraspol later in Spain to secure their spot in next month's draw with a match to spare thanks to two archetypal Dzeko goals in the space of six minutes midway ......

Electric buses – simulation provides a roadmap for greener public transport

Open Access Government 13 Sep 2021
Switching the driving power to electricity is a significant move in urban bus transport and the change should be implemented without wasting investments. to Santiago de Chile. Santiago de Chile is one of the largest cities in South America, with over 7000 buses in daily circulation....

Father Stanley Rother, the shepherd who did not run

The Norman Transcript 15 Aug 2021
The three masked men who slipped into the rectory of the Catholic mission in the Guatemalan village of Santiago Atitlan 40 years ago this summer wasted no time in finding Father Stanley Rother ... He was 46 years old. • • • ... The church itself is being built in Spanish Mission style, similar to but much grander than the church in Santiago Atitlan. • • • ... ....

Boston mayoral candidates weigh in on elected vs. appointed school committee

Boston Herald 18 Jun 2021
Jon Santiago held a press conference Thursday morning in which he called to change the school committee to fully elected by residents, as opposed to the mayor-appointed board it is right now. “The days of the appointed school committee are over,” Santiago said, also vowing to audit the district for wasted funds....

Myanmar’s Supreme Court to judge Suu Kyi in Official Secrets Act case

La Prensa Latina 21 May 2021
Min Aung Hlaing is blatantly ignoring ASEAN’s calls and wasting their time,” said Charles Santiago, a Malaysian member of parliament and APHR chair, calling for “binding measures” to stop the bloodshed ... and its economic interests,” Santiago added....

Bristol 39-7 Gloucester: Premiership leaders' display just the ticket for returning thousands as Pat Lam's ...

The Daily Mail 17 May 2021
RELATED ARTICLES. Previous 1 Next. CHRIS FOY ... Share ... Santiago Carreras struck in the corner for Gloucester, and Bristol’s wasteful streak continued with a howler by Charles Piutau, who allowed Kyle Moyle to knock the ball from his hand as he was about to score ... Gloucester played with 14 men for most of the match but Bristol were surprisingly wasteful ... ....

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&nbsp;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 ... ....