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Flag of Santiago de Chile
Coat of arms of Santiago de Chile
Coat of arms
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
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
 • MayorPablo Zalaquett Said (UDI)
 • City58 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
 • Urban
641.4 km2 (247.6 sq mi)
 • Metro
15,403.2 km2 (5,947.2 sq mi)
520 m (1,706 ft)
 • City200,792
 • Density8,964/km2 (23,216/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
7.2 Million
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)

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 because it is located in a valley surrounded by the Andes mountains, Santiago has air pollution.


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