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Santiago, Chile

capital city of Chile

Santiago, Chile (Santiago of Chile or Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile and the largest city in the country. It has the 35.9% (about 7 million people) of the total population. In Chile, people call the city Gran Santiago (Big Santiago) or Santiago only. It has 26 comunas (municipalities). With its geographical conditions, Santiago has air pollution.

Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Santiago de Chile is located in Chile
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Coordinates: 33°27′0″S 70°40′0″W / 33.45000°S 70.66667°W / -33.45000; -70.66667Coordinates: 33°27′0″S 70°40′0″W / 33.45000°S 70.66667°W / -33.45000; -70.66667
Country Chile
RegionMetropolitan Region
ProvinceSantiago Province
FoundationFebruary 12, 1541
Government
 • MayorPablo Zalaquett Said (UDI)
Area
 • City58 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
 • Urban
641.4 km2 (247.6 sq mi)
 • Metro
15,403.2 km2 (5,947.2 sq mi)
Elevation
520 m (1,706 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • City200,792
 • Density8,964/km2 (23,216/sq mi)
 • Urban
6,676,745
 • Metro
7.2 Million
Demonym(s)Santiaguinos (-as)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Websitemunicipalidaddesantiago.cl

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