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Santiago: Capital of Chile
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and most densely populated conurbation, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level.


Chile bans public events over coronavirus as protests rock Santiago [Video]

Chile bans public events over coronavirus as protests rock Santiago

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a ban on public events with more than 500 people on Friday, as the government tries to curtail the spread of coronavirus even as massive social..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
Hundreds of thousands protest violence against women in Chile [Video]

Hundreds of thousands protest violence against women in Chile

Thousands took to the streets of Chile's capital Santiago to mark International Women's Day on Sunday, calling for equality and an end to violenceView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Chile: Clashes as thousands protest in Santiago against the government [Video]

Chile: Clashes as thousands protest in Santiago against the government

Clashes take place between demonstrators and police as thousands gather in Santiago's Plaza Italia to protest against President Sebastian Piñera and his governmentView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

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