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Santiago
Flag of Santiago
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Coat of arms of Santiago
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Motto:
Santiago, Chile
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Santiago (Chile)
Santiago
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Coordinates: 33°27′0″S 70°40′0″W / -33.45, -70.66667
Region Santiago Metropolitan Region
Province Santiago Province
Foundation February 12, 1541
Government
 - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn
Area 1
 - City 22.4 km² (8.6 sq mi)
 - Urban 641.4 km² (247.6 sq mi)
Elevation 520 m (1,706 ft)
Population (2002)2
 - City 200,792
 - Density 8,464[clarify]/km² (3,267[clarify]/sq mi)
 - Urban 5,428,590
 - Metro 6,402,552
Time zone Chile Time (CLT)[1] (UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST) Chile Summer Time (CLST)[2] (UTC-3)
1 City = Santiago Centro, Urban = Greater Santiago
Website: municipalidaddesantiago.cl

Santiago (Spanish: ), is the capital of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation (Greater Santiago). It is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,700 ft) AMSL. Although Santiago is the capital, legislative bodies meet in nearby Valparaíso. Image File history File links Flag_of_Santiago,_Chile. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The Santiago Metropolitan Region (in Spanish, Región Metropolitana de Santiago) is a landlocked administrative region in central Chile. ... Santiago is one of the six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File links StgoEsp. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Congress building The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Chile. ... For other places with the same name, see Valparaiso (disambiguation). ...


Approximately two decades of uninterrupted economic growth have transformed Santiago into one of Latin America's most modern metropolitan areas, with extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping malls, and impressive high-rise architecture. The city has some of Latin America's most modern transportation infrastructure, such as the growing Santiago Metro (the metropolitan underground train system) and the new Costanera Norte, a toll-based highway system that passes below downtown and connects the Eastern and Western extremes of the city in a 25-minute drive. Santiago is headquarters to many important companies and is a regional financial center. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Santiago Metro symbol located at Escuela Militar station Metro de Santiago is the metro system serving the capital city of Santiago, Chile. ... Costanera Norte is a 43 km privatized expressway (autopista urbana) connecting northern Santiago, Chile from east to west, along the northern bank of the Mapocho River, using an electronic toll collection system. ...

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Municipality of Santiago
Municipality of Santiago

Throughout this article the term Santiago will normally refer to the Greater Santiago area; however, there are several other entities which bear the name of Santiago and need to be explained: The commune (comuna) of Santiago (sometimes referred to as Santiago Centro), is a subdivision of the Santiago Province, which is itself a subdivision of the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The commune is administered by the Santiago municipality (Municipalidad de Santiago), a separate legal entity with an elected mayor and council. It encompasses the oldest part of Greater Santiago —that enclosed by old rail lines— including downtown, and houses all major government infrastructure, including the government palace La Moneda. It has an area of 22.4 km² (9 sq mi) and a population of 200,792 (2002 census).
Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Palacio Consistorial Municipalidad de Santiago Autor:Alstradiaan Alstradiaan Blog Fecha:Abril de 2005 Fotografía tomada con una cámara digital Olympus camedia D-395... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Palacio Consistorial Municipalidad de Santiago Autor:Alstradiaan Alstradiaan Blog Fecha:Abril de 2005 Fotografía tomada con una cámara digital Olympus camedia D-395... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Commune can refer to various things: commune (subnational entity) of various European and African countries Commune in France. ... ... Santiago is one of the six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile. ... The Santiago Metropolitan Region (in Spanish, Región Metropolitana de Santiago) is a landlocked administrative region in central Chile. ... Front view of La Moneda The Palacio de La Moneda, or La Moneda, the actual seat of the President of the Republic of Chile, is one of the most notable buildings constructed by the Spanish crown in its American colonies. ...


History

The Founding of Santiago by Pedro de Valdivia by Pedro Lira (1889).
The Founding of Santiago by Pedro de Valdivia by Pedro Lira (1889).

Santiago was founded by Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia on February 12, 1541 with the name Santiago de Nueva Extremadura. The founding ceremony was held on Huelén Hill (later renamed Cerro Santa Lucía). Valdivia chose the location of Santiago because of its moderate climate and the ease with which it could be defended—the Mapocho River then split into two branches and rejoined further downstream, forming an island. Image File history File links Title: Fundación de Santiago por Pedro de Valdivia Source: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile [1] Author: Pedro Lira (1889) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Title: Fundación de Santiago por Pedro de Valdivia Source: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile [1] Author: Pedro Lira (1889) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Conquistador (Spanish: []) (English: Conqueror) was a Spanish soldier, explorer and adventurer who took part in the gradual invasion and conquering of much of the Americas and Asia Pacific, bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries. ... Pedro de Valdivia Pedro de Valdivia (c. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... Nueva Extremadura was a region in the north of New Spain. ... The Mapocho River flows from the Andes mountains onto the west and divides Chiles capital Santiago in two. ...


The city was destroyed on September 11, 1541 by native forces under the chief Michimalonco, which led to the Arauco War. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... Michima Lonco (Michima Head or Chief) it was said that Michima was a great warrior, born in the Aconcagua Valley and eduacated in Cuzco by the Inka Empire. ... The Arauco War was a long conflict between colonial Spaniards and the Mapuche people of the region of Araucanía, of modern Chile. ...

Map of Santiago during the 18th century.
Map of Santiago during the 18th century.

The first buildings were erected with the help of the native Picunche. The south bank of the Mapocho River was later drained and converted into a public promenade, known as the Alameda (now Avenida Alameda Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins). The city was slightly damaged during the War of Independence (1810–18), in the Battle of Maipú, which was fought south-west of the city. Santiago was named capital in 1818. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants South American patriots Spain Commanders Benardo OHiggins Mariano Osorio Strength c5,000 c5,000 Casualties 1,000 2,000 dead 3,000 captured The Battle of Maipú was a battle fought near Santiago, Chile on April 5, 1818 between South American rebels and Spanish royalists, during the South...

Santiago in 1896.
Santiago in 1896.

During the early 19th century, Santiago remained a small town with few buildings excepting Palacio de La Moneda, the building used as the Chilean mint during the Spanish period, and a few churches and other civic buildings. The Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús caught fire during an 1863 church service, and 2000 people died, one of the worst modern fires.[3] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ...


In the 1880s extraction of nitrate fertilizer in Northern Chile brought prosperity to the country, and promoted the capital city's development. Important landmarks were built in 1910 during the Centennial celebrations of independence from Spain, such as the National Library, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Mapocho Train Station (Estación Mapocho, now an events center). Trinitrate redirects here. ... The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile is the national Library of Chile. ...


Santiago began its transformation into a modern city in the 1930s, with the building of the Barrio Cívico, surrounding Palacio de La Moneda. The city also grew in population, due to migration from the north and south of Chile. In 1985 an earthquake destroyed some historically significant buildings in the downtown area. The Palacio de La Moneda (Spanish for Mint Palace), or simply La Moneda, is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. ...


Nowadays, Santiago is among the largest and most important financial centers in Latin America.[citation needed]


Geography

Satellite image of Santiago.
Satellite image of Santiago.
Cerro Santa Lucía
Cerro Santa Lucía

The city lies in the center of the Santiago Basin, a large bowl-shaped valley consisting of a broad and fertile plain surrounded by mountains. It is flanked by the main chain of the Andes on the east and the Chilean Coastal Range on the west. On the north, it is bound by the Cordón de Chacabuco, a transverse mountain range of the Andes, whereas at the southern border lies Angostura de Paine, where an elongated spur of the Andes almost reaches the Coastal Range. Santiago Basin is part of the Intermediate Depression and is remarkably flat, interrupted only by a few hills. Among those are Cerro Renca, Cerro Blanco and Cerro Santa Lucía. Download high resolution version (640x677, 206 KB)Subject: Satellite image of Santiago de Chile Source: NASA http://eol. ... Download high resolution version (640x677, 206 KB)Subject: Satellite image of Santiago de Chile Source: NASA http://eol. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 381 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 381 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Santa Lucía Hill is a small hill in downtown Santiago, Chile. ... This article is about the mountain range in South America. ... The Chilean Coast Range (Spanish: ) is a mountain range that runs southward parallel with the Andean Mountains, from the morro de Arica to the Taitao Peninsula where it ends together with the Nazca Plate. ... The rolling hills of central Chile. ... Santa Lucía Hill is a small hill in downtown Santiago, Chile. ...


The Andes mountains around Santiago are quite tall, culminating in Tupungato volcano at 6,570 m (21,555 ft). Other volcanoes include Tupungatito, San José and Maipo. Cerro El Plomo is the highest mountain visible from Santiago's urban area. Tupungato is one of the highest mountains in South America, lying near the Chilean-Argentine border. ... Tupungatito is a stratovolcano on the border between Argentina and Chile, about 90 km (55 mi) east of Santiago, Chile. ... San José Volcano is a stratovolcano on the border between Argentina and Chile. ... Maipo is a stratovolcano at the border of Argentina and Chile. ... Cerro El Plomo is a mountain located in the Andes, to the east of Santiago. ...


Climate

Santiago has a mild Mediterranean climate: relatively hot dry summers (November to March) with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) on the hottest days; winters (June to September) are more humid with cold mornings, typical maximum daily temperatures of 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit), and minimums of a few degrees above freezing. Occasional snowfall occurs in suburbs at higher altitudes, and may extend throughout the city, though this happens infrequently (the last snowfall reaching down to the city center was in August 2007). Mean rainfall is 370 mm per year.  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ...

Weather averages for Santiago, Chile
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37 (99) 36 (97) 34 (93) 31 (88) 25 (77) 23 (73) 19 (66) 23 (73) 24 (75) 30 (86) 33 (91) 37 (99) 37 (99)
Average high °C (°F) 29 (84) 28 (82) 25 (77) 19 (66) 14 (57) 13 (55) 12 (54) 13 (55) 15 (59) 20 (68) 25 (77) 27 (81) 19 (66)
Average low °C (°F) 14 (57) 14 (57) 12 (54) 7 (45) 5 (41) 3 (37) 2 (36) 3 (37) 4 (39) 7 (45) 10 (50) 14 (57) 8 (46)
Record low °C (°F) 6 (43) 5 (41) 4 (39) -2 (28) -3 (27) -6 (21) -7 (19) -7 (19) -5 (23) -3 (27) 2 (36) 7 (45) -7 (19)
Precipitation mm (inches) 0.4 (0) 1.8 (0.1) 3.2 (0.1) 20.4 (0.8) 52.2 (2.1) 70.4 (2.8) 86.6 (3.4) 61.8 (2.4) 42.0 (1.7) 13.4 (0.5) 10.2 (0.4) 5.1 (0.2) 367.5 (14.5)
Source: 2008-01-05
Santiago in Summer
Santiago in Summer
The Andes from Santiago.
The Andes from Santiago.

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Environmental issues

Thermal inversion (a meteorological phenomenon whereby a stable layer of warm air holds down colder air close to the ground) causes high levels of smog and air pollution to be trapped and concentrate within the Central Valley during winter months. In the 1990s air pollution fell by about one-third, but there has been little progress since 2000. A temperature inversion is a meteorological phenomenon where air temperature increases with height. ... For other uses, see Smog (disambiguation). ... Air pollution is the human introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damage the environment. ...


As of March 2007, only 61% of the wastewater in Santiago was treated [4], which increased up to 71% by the end of the same year, however, the Mapocho river, which crosses the city from the north-east to the south-west of the Central Valley, remains contaminated by household, agricultural and industrial sewage, and by upstream copper-mining waste (there are a number of copper mines in the Andes east of Santiago), being dumped unfiltered into the river.[5] Laws force industry and local governments to process all their wastewater, but are loosely enforced.[6] There are now a number of large wastewater processing and recycling plants under construction. There are ongoing plans to decontaminate the river[7] and make it navigable[8]. The Mapocho River flows from the Andes mountains onto the west and divides Chiles capital Santiago in two. ... Geography and Climate The Central Valley (Valle Central de Chile) is one of the six main geographical zones in which Chile is divided. ...


Noise levels on the main streets are high [9], mostly because of noisy diesel buses. Diesel trucks and buses are also major contributors to winter smog. A lengthy replacement process of the bus system began in 2005 and will last until 2010 (see Transportation section below).

Panorama view of northern Santiago, seen from Providencia

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Demographics

Santiago by Human Development Index on a commune-basis. Greener is higher. The blue line divides the formal areas of the city.
Santiago by Human Development Index on a commune-basis. Greener is higher. The blue line divides the formal areas of the city.
Population of Santiago from 1820 to 2020.
Population of Santiago from 1820 to 2020.

The population of Santiago's urban agglomeration grew from 0.982 million in 1940 to 2.82 million in 1970 and 4.75 million in 1992. According to the 2002 census, it contains a population of about 5.47 million, equivalent to nearly 37% of the total population of the country and 43% of the total urban population, making it one of the largest cities in Latin America. Santiago's Metropolitan Area, according to an official estimate from 2006, has a population of 6.293 million people. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Santiago at night
Santiago at night
Santiago Center
Santiago Center

Santiago is the industrial and financial center of Chile, and generates 45 percent of the country's GDP.[citation needed] The city, along with Buenos Aires and São Paulo, is one of the main financial centres of South America. Some international institutions, such as ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), have their offices in Santiago. Image File history File links Vitacura_at_night. ... Image File history File links Vitacura_at_night. ... Image File history File links Alameda. ... Image File history File links Alameda. ... GDP is an acronym which can stand for more than one thing: (in economics) an abbreviation for Gross Domestic Product. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC or ECLAC) was established in 1948 (then as the UN Economic Commission for Latin America) to encourage economic cooperation among its member states. ...


In recent years, due to the strong growth and stability of the Chilean economy[citation needed], many multinational companies have chosen Santiago as the place for their headquarters in the region, like HP, Reuters, JP Morgan, Intel, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, Kodak, BHP Billiton, IBM, Motorola, Microsoft, Ford, Yahoo!, and many more. The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ... John Pierpont Morgan John Pierpont Morgan I (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker, who at the turn of the century (1901), was one of the wealthiest men in America. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Unilever is a widely listed [2] [3] multi-national corporation, formed of Anglo-Dutch parentage, that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... This article is about the company. ... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... Billiton redirects here. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Motorola Inc. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Yahoo redirects here. ...


Construction

A computer rendering of Costanera Center.
A computer rendering of Costanera Center.

The construction sector is booming in Santiago.[citation needed] Several large apartment complexes are being built throughout the city and construction cranes are a common sight. Currently under construction is the Costanera Center, a mega project in Santiago's Financial District. This includes a 280,000-square-metre (3,014,000 sq ft) mall, a 300-metre (980 ft) tower, two office towers of 170 metres (558 ft) each, and a hotel 105 metres (344 ft) tall. When completed in 2010 it will be the tallest building in South America. Near Costanera Center another skyscraper is being built, Titanium La Portada, and this will be 190 metres (623 ft) tall. Although these are the two biggest projects, there are many other office buildings under construction in Santiago, as well as hundreds of high rise residential buildings. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Costanera Center are four skyscrapers planned to be built in the Central Business District of Santiago, Chile. ... The Costanera Center are four skyscrapers planned to be built in the Central Business District of Santiago, Chile. ...


Transport

Air

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport is Santiago's national and international airport. Author: Chmouel Boudjnah. ... Author: Chmouel Boudjnah. ... Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL), also known as Pudahuel Airport and Santiago International Airport, located in Santiago, is Chiles largest aviation facility, with more than 6. ... Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL), also known as Pudahuel Airport and Santiago International Airport, located in Santiago, is Chiles largest aviation facility, with more than 6. ...


Rail

Central Station.
Central Station.

Trains operated by Chile's national railway, Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado, connect Santiago to Temuco, in the central-southern part of the country. All such trains arrive and depart from the Estación Central ("Central Station"). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (de Chile) (in Spanish only) [1] and go to quienes somos (who we are) . A user who is comfortable in Spanish may want to translate from Spanish to English. ... Location of the Commune of Temuco in Araucanía Region Location in Chile Coordinates: , Country Region Province Cautín Founded as Fuerte Recabarren Founded 24 February 1881 Government  - Mayor Francisco Huenchumilla (DC) (2004-2008) Area  - Total 464 km² (179. ... Estación Central (Spanish central station) is a municipality (comuna) of Chile located on the province of Santiago in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. ...


Buses

Bus companies provide passenger transportation from Santiago to most areas of the country, while some also provide parcel-shipping and delivery services.


Highways

Expressway in Las Condes
Expressway in Las Condes

Toll road, inter-urban free flow highways connect the city's extremes, including the Vespucio Highway (which surrounds the city describing a semi-circle), Autopista Central (which crosses the city in a North-South direction), and the Costanera Norte (which runs from the eastern edge, in Las Condes to the international airport and the highways to Valparaíso on the western side of the city). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 418 KB) Av. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 418 KB) Av. ... Kennedy Avenue Las Condes is a municipality (comuna) of Chile located in the northeastern part of the province of Santiago in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, at the foot of the Andes mountains. ... A chilean TAG machine affixed to a windshield. ...


Metro

Main article: Santiago Metro
Santiago Metro map
Santiago Metro map
Cristobal Colón Station in Line 4

The Santiago Metro has five operating lines. Two subway lines (Line 4 and 4A) and an extension of Line 2 were inaugurated during late 2005 and 2006. The system is under expansion, and extensions are going to be built on Lines 1 and 5 throughout 2009 and 2010. The Santiago Metro symbol located at Escuela Militar station Metro de Santiago is the metro system serving the capital city of Santiago, Chile. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Transantiago

Main article: Transantiago
A new Transantiago system articulated bus.
A new Transantiago system articulated bus.

Transantiago is the name for the city's public transport system. It works by combining local (feeder) bus lines, main bus lines and the Metro network. It includes an integrated fare system, which allows passengers to make bus-to-bus or bus-to-metro transfers for the price of one ticket, using a single contactless smartcard. An articulated bus of the new Transantiago system Transantiago is the public transport system that serves Santiago, capital city of Chile. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Transantiago_bus_articulado. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Transantiago_bus_articulado. ... A Mississauga Transit bus in Mississauga Ontario. ... Smart card used for health insurance in France. ... A smart card, or integrated circuit(s) card (ICC), is defined as any integrated circuitry embedded into a flat, plastic body. ...


Introduced on February 10, 2007, it attempted to rationalize bus routes by eliminating redundancy, patent in the previous chaotic system run by thousands of independent bus operators. The plan backfired, however, as the decreased bus fleet and the newer routes proved insufficient to properly serve a population inadequately prepared for the changes. The major complaints are the lack of buses and their inconsistent frequencies, missing or poor infrastructure (such as segregated corridors, pre-paid areas and bus stops), the network's coverage, and the number of transfers needed for longer trips. As a result, users have overcrowded the Metro, which they see as fast and predictable. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Taxi

Taxicabs can usually be found on the streets and are painted black with yellow roofs; unmarked taxis may be called up by telephone (Radiotaxis). Colectivos are shared taxicabs that carry passengers along a specific route, for a fixed fee. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...


Political divisions

Greater Santiago extends throughout 37 municipalities and covered 64,140 ha in 2002. The majority of Santiago lies within the same named province, with some peripheral areas contained in the provinces of Talagante, Maipo and Cordillera. Specifically, Santiago joins the cities of San Bernardo (Maipo province) and Puente Alto (Cordillera province) to form the Greater Santiago conurbation. Santiago is one of the six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile. ... The Province of Talagante is one of the provinces that make up the Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile and is located southwest of the Province of Santiago. ... Maipo is a province in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile. ... Cordillera ,is a Chilean province placed to the east of the Santiago Metropolitan Region; there occupies a small area of the intermediate, stuffed depression of sediments glaciers, fluvial and volcanic, and of the mountain chain of the Andes up to the limit with Argentina and his(her,your) capital it...


The province of Santiago is divided into 32 municipalities (comunas in Spanish). Each municipality in Chile is headed by a mayor (alcalde) elected by voters every four years. The members of the municipal council (concejales) are elected in the same election on a separate ballot.
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Communes in Santiago Province
Santiago
Cerrillos
Cerro Navia
Conchalí
El Bosque
Estación Central
Huechuraba
Independencia
La Cisterna
La Florida
La Granja
La Pintana
La Reina
Las Condes
Lo Barnechea
Lo Espejo
Lo Prado
Macul
Maipú
Ñuñoa
Pedro Aguirre Cerda
Peñalolén
Providencia
Pudahuel
Quilicura
Quinta Normal
Recoleta
Renca
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San Miguel
San Ramón
Vitacura
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Puente Alto
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Cultural life

Municipal Theatre of Santiago
Municipal Theatre of Santiago
Bellas Artes museum
Bellas Artes museum
Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago
Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago
Palacio de La Moneda in downtown Santiago
Palacio de La Moneda in downtown Santiago
Sculpture Park
Sculpture Park

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Music

There are two symphonic orchestras:

  • Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago, which performs in the Teatro Municipal
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, dependent of the Universidad de Chile, performs in its theater.

There are also various jazz establishments, the most notable being the Club de Jazz in Ñuñoa. The city has a very vibrant underground music scene. Some of its most popular venues are La Batuta in Ñuñoa and Blondie's disco in downtown Santiago.


Museums

Museums include:

Front view of La Moneda The Palacio de La Moneda, or La Moneda, the actual seat of the President of the Republic of Chile, is one of the most notable buildings constructed by the Spanish crown in its American colonies. ... Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the penname and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and communist politician Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto. ...

Recreation

The city's main parks are:

  • San Cristóbal Hill (Cerro San Cristóbal), which includes the Santiago Metropolitan Park Zoo
  • O'Higgins Park (Parque O'Higgins)
  • Forestal Park (Parque Forestal), park located at the city centre alongside Mapocho river
  • Cerro Santa Lucía

Modern ski resorts within an hour's drive east from the city include: Statue of the Virgin Mary on the top of Cerro San Cristóbal Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in the Barrio Bellavista section of Santiago, Chile. ... Parque O`Higgins (O`Higgins Park) its a large urban park located in south-west of Downtown Santiago. ... The Mapocho River flows from the Andes mountains onto the west and divides Chiles capital Santiago in two. ... Santa Lucía Hill is a small hill in downtown Santiago, Chile. ...

Some of the country's most important winegrowing areas lie in the nearby Maipo and Aconcagua Valleys. Several vineyards are located in this area: Ski Portillo Chile (usually known simply as Portillo) is a ski resort located about 2 hours drive northeast of Santiago, Chile. ... The Aconcagua river rises on the southern slope of the volcano Aconcagua, flows eastward through a broad valley, or bay in the mountains, and enters the Pacific 12 m. ...

  • Concha y Toro
  • Santa Rita
  • Santa Carolina
  • Cousiño Macul

Cultural places to visit include:

Main Sport Venues: Barrio Bellavista (Bellavista Neighborhood) is an area in Santiago, Chile, between the Mapocho River and the San Cristóbal Hill, which is famous for its bohemian nightlife, with many discos, restaurants, pubs. ... Estacion Central Santiagos only operating train station after the decomissioning of the Estación Mapocho, the Estación Central is the initial departure point for all rail traffic bound for southern Chile (passenger trains no longer serve northern Chile). ... Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832 – December 27, 1923; French pronunciation in IPA, in English usually pronounced ) was a French structural engineer and architect and a specialist of metallic structures. ... Estadio Víctor Jara is the name of the former Estadio Chile, or Chile Stadium, in Santiago, Chile. ... The Former National Congress Building (ex Congreso Nacional) is the former home of the Chilean Congress. ... The Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms) is the name for the main square in many Latin American cities. ... The Palacio de La Moneda (Spanish for Mint Palace), or simply La Moneda, is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. ...

Religion

Iglesia de San Francisco
Iglesia de San Francisco
Santiago's Metropolitan Cathedral.
Santiago's Metropolitan Cathedral.

Most of Chile's population is Catholic and Santiago is no exception. According to the National Census, carried out in 2002 by the National Statistics Bureau (INE), in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, 3,129,249 people 15 and older identified themselves as Catholics, equivalent to 68.7% of the total population, while 595,173 (13.1%) described themselves as Evangelical Protestants. Around 1.2% of the population declared themselves as being Jehovah's Witnesses, while 0.9% identified themselves as Latter-day Saints (Mormons), 0.25% as Jewish, 0.11% as Orthodox and 0.03% as Muslim. Approximately 10.4% of the population of the Metropolitan Region stated that they were atheist or agnostic, while 5.4% declared to follow other religions.[10] Image File history File links From German Wikipedia File links The following pages link to this file: Santiago, Chile ... Image File history File links From German Wikipedia File links The following pages link to this file: Santiago, Chile ... Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), translated as National Institute of Statistics, is the main governmental statistics body in a number of hispanophone countries: Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spain) Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Chile) Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Bolivia) Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Uruguay) Instituto Nacional... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and should not to be confused with the different, though similar term Latter Day Saint. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Eastern Christianity. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... For information about the band, see Atheist (band). ... The term agnosticism and the related agnostic were coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869. ...


Universities

Traditional

In Chile, the term Universidades Tradicionales (Traditional Universities) is used to denote the group of universities founded before the 1980s. ... PUC from Cerro Santa Lucía Inside PUC San Joaquin Campus Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) is one of Chiles oldest universities and one of the most prestigious institutions in Latin America along with The University of Chile . ... The University of Chile (Spanish: Universidad de Chile) is one of the oldest universities in the Americas, and is the largest and arguably the most prestigious in Chile. ... Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) (Spanish: University of Santiago, Chile) is one of the oldest public universities in Chile. ... Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación is a university in Chile. ... Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana is a university in Chile. ...

Non-Traditional

  • Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano
  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)
  • Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH)
  • Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins
  • Universidad Bolivariana
  • Universidad Católica Raúl Silva Henríquez
  • Universidad Central de Chile
  • Universidad de Artes y Ciencias Sociales (Arcis)
  • Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación (UNIACC)
  • Universidad de Ciencias de la Informática
  • Universidad de las Américas
  • Universidad de Los Andes
  • Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Universidad del Pacífico
  • Universidad Diego Portales
  • Universidad Europea de Negocios
  • Universidad Finis Terrae
  • Universidad Gabriela Mistral (UGM)
  • Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología
  • Universidad Internacional SEK
  • Universidad La República
  • Universidad Mariano Egaña
  • Universidad Mayor
  • Universidad Miguel de Cervantes
  • Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello (Unab)
  • Universidad Pedro de Valdivia (Upv)
  • Universidad Santo Tomás
  • Universidad San Sebastián
  • Universidad Tecnológica Vicente Pérez Rosales

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Universidad Alberto Hurtado is a Jesuit university located in downtown Santiago. ... The Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela (UBV, English: ) is a state university in Venezuela founded in 2003 by decree of President Hugo Chávez. ... Universidad de las Artes, Ciencias, y Comunicaciones (lit. ... Universidad del Pacífico Universidad del Pacífico (UP) is a private university in Lima, Peru. ... Universidad Diego Portales is the oldest private university in Chile. ... Universidad Gabriela Mistral is a privately funded university in Santiago, Chile. ... Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello is a university in Chile. ... Las Tres Pascualas campus in the city of Concepción The Universidad San Sebastián is a private university located in Concepción, Chile. ...

Other

  • Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg's Postgraduierten- und Weiterbildungszentrum der Universität Heidelberg in Santiago [2]
  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Regional Office in Santiago [3]

Affiliations: LERU Coimbra Group EUA Website: http://www. ... Founded in 1994, Harvards David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. ...

References

  1. ^ Chile Time. World Time Zones .org. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  2. ^ Chile Summer Time. World Time Zones .org. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  3. ^ Brief report of the fire (Spanish)
  4. ^ [Ecoamérica]. Cruzada ambiental por el Mapocho limpio (Spanish). Retrieved on 2008-02-11. “permitirá pasar del 68 al 81% en el tratamiento de las aguas servidas”
  5. ^ [Mercurio]. Región Metropolitana saneará el 100% de aguas servidas al 2010 (Spanish). Fundación Terram. Retrieved on 2008-02-11.
  6. ^ [Regional Metropolitana del Medio Ambiente]. Agua, Recurso Escaso y Vital (Spanish). Retrieved on 2008-11-02. “se calcula que sólo el 77% de las industrias del país cumple con la norma de RILES existente”
  7. ^ Mapocho urbano limpio: El río soñado. Retrieved on 2008-11-02. “Proyecto Mapocho Urbano Limpio”
  8. ^ Fundación Futuro. Proyecto Mapocho (Spanish).
  9. ^ [Regional Metropolitana del Medio Ambiente]. Ruidos molestos en Santiago (Spanish). Retrieved on 2008-02-11. “cerca de un 70% de la población santiaguina está expuesta a serias interferencias de su sueño por ruido que excede 65 dB”
  10. ^ INE, Chile, 2002 Census

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