Santiago, Chile

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Santiago de Chile
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Santiago, Chile is located in Chile
Santiago de Chile
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Coordinates: 33°27′0″S 70°40′0″W / 33.45°S 70.666667°W / -33.45; -70.666667Coordinates: 33°27′0″S 70°40′0″W / 33.45°S 70.666667°W / -33.45; -70.666667
Country  Chile
Region Metropolitan Region
Province Santiago Province
Foundation February 12, 1541
Government
 • Mayor Pablo Zalaquett Said (UDI)
Area
 • City 58 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)
 • City 200,792
 • Density 8,964/km2 (23,216/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,676,745
 • Metro 7.2 Million
Demonym Santiaguinos (-as)
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Santiago de 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.

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