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Santiago de Chile
Location o Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Location o Santiago commune in Greater Santiago
Santiago is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 33°27′0″S 70°40′0″W / 33.45000°S 70.66667°W / -33.45000; -70.66667
Kintra  Chile
Region  Santiago Metropolitan Region
Province Santiago Province
Foondation 12 Februar 1541
 • Ceety 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)
 • Ceety 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)

Santiago, kent as Santiago de Chile an aw, is the caipital an lairgest ceety in Chile, an the centre o its lairgest conurbation (Greater Santiago). It is locatit in the kintra's central valley, at an elevation o 520 m (1,706.04 ft) abuin mean sea level. Awtho Santiago is the caipital, legislative bodies meet in the coastal toun o Valparaíso, a ae-oor drive tae its wast.

Chile's steady economic growthe haes transformed Santiago intae ane o Laitin Americae's maist modren metropolitan auries, wi extensive suburban development, dozens o shoppin centres, an impressive heich-rise architectur. It is a Alpha(-) Warld Ceety an haes a gey modren transport infrastructur, includin the steadily growin unnergrund Santiago Metro, an effort at modrenisin public bus transport an a free flow toll-based rin road an inner ceety hiewey seestem, pairt o whilk is tunnelled unnerneath a lairge section o the ceety's main river Mapocho connectin the Eastren an Wastren extremes o the ceety in a 25-minute drive.

Santiago is the regional heidquarters tae mony multinaitionals, an a financial centre. Santiago haes a diverse cosmopolitian cultur.

Uisage note[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipality o Santiago Commune

In Chile thare are several entities that bear the name o Santiago that are aften confuised: The Commune o Santiago (whiles referred tae as Santiago Centro, Scots: Dountoun Santiago), is a administrative diveesion that comprises roughly the aurie occupee'd bi the ceety durin its colonial period. The Commune o Santiago, that is admeenistered bi a ceety cooncil an heidit bi a mayor, is pairt o the Santiago Province (heidit bi a Provincial Govrenor), that is itsel a subdiveesion o the Santiago Metropolitan Region (heidit bi an Intendant). Still, ootthrou this airticle, an as it is widely acceptit, the term Santiago will refer tae whit is commonly kent as Greater Santiago (Spainyie: Gran Santiago), a territorial extension defined bi its urban continuity that includes the Commune o Santiago in addition tae 36 ither communes, that thegither comprise the majority o the Santiago Province an some auries o neeburin provinces (see Poleetical diveesions). The Greater Santiago indwallers are cried Santiaguinos/as.

Poleetical diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Greater Santiago lacks a metropolitan govrenment for its admeenistration, that is currently distributit atween various authorities, complicatin the operation o the ceety as a single entity. The heichest authority in Santiago is considered tae be the intendant o the Santiago Metropolitan Region, an unelectit delegate o the preses.

The hale o Greater Santiago disna fit perfectly intae ony admeenistrative diveesion, extendin ootthrou fower different provinces an 37 communes. The majority o its 641.4 km2 (247.65 sq mi)[1] lie athin Santiago Province, wi some peripheral auries contained in the provinces o Cordillera, Maipo an Talagante.

Map o Santiago communes
Note: Communes in the peripheries are no shawn tae thair full extent.
Communes in Santiago Province
Cerro Navia
El Bosque
Estación Central
La Cisterna
La Florida
La Granja
La Pintana
La Reina
Las Condes
Lo Barnechea
Lo Espejo
Lo Prado
Pedro Aguirre Cerda
Quinta Normal
San Joaquín
San Miguel
San Ramón
Communes in ither provinces
Padre Hurtado
Puente Alto
San Bernardo
San José de Maipo

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santiago is twinned wi:

Pairtner ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Refefences[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Alexander Galetovic; Pablo Jordán (Summer 2008). "Santiago: ¿Dónde estamos?, ¿Hacia dónde vamos?" (PDF) (in Spainyie). Estudios Públicos. 
  2. Prefeitura.Sp - Descentralized Cooperation
  3. "International Relations - São Paulo City Hall - Official Sister Cities". Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  5. "Sister Cities of Manila". © 2008-2009 City Government of Manila. Retrieved 2009-09-02.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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