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Santiago de Chile guide
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital of Chile.It has a population of 4,985,893 inhabitants (2010), that is, about a third of Chile’s population.
Aside from a number of buildings from the colonial Santiago has a modern feel. It is located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, and on clear days when the town is at its worst plagued by smog, one can see the mountains. Urban is regular with a square gate networks with many parks and green spaces in between.
The main street is the broad Avenida O’Higgins, best known as the Alameda, which runs right through the city. Between this and the Mapocho river, the city center with such Plaza de Armas is surrounded by magnificent buildings as the cathedral from 1618 and Archbishop and the Palace of Justice. A few blocks away is the presidential palace. Two steep porfyrknauser (porphyry: volcanic rock), Cerro San Cristóbal and the Cerro Santa Lucía, important known brands in the city.
Santiago is the country’s commercial and financial center and the city’s multi-faceted industry accounts for over 50% of Chile’s total industrial production. The city has often been plagued by earthquakes, but it also means that the Chileans are very well prepared.
Many use Santiago as a starting point for excursions to the Andes. Equally in the town there are many wineries that are worth to visit since Chile is one of the world’s most important wineries.
Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, also known as Santiago airport, located 20 minutes from downtown.