Santiago, Chile information and facts

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile.
Founded in 1541 on the banks of Mapocho River, Santiago has been the capital city since colonial times.
The Chilean executive and judicial powers are located in Santiago, but Congress meets in nearby Valparaíso, the third largest metropolitan area in the country located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago

Top 10 places to see in Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile history and fun facts

Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia officially found the city on February 12, 1541 as Santiago del Nuevo Extremo (Santiago of New Extremadura) in honor of St. James, patron saint of Spain