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Santiago de Chile
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Country  Chile
Region Metropolitan Region
Province Santiago Province
Foundation February 12, 1541
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(s) Santiaguinos (-as)
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Website municipalidaddesantiago.cl
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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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