|Santiago de Chile|
|Settled||12 February 1541|
|Area (sq mi)||641 km2 (247.6 sq mi)|
|Population density (/sq mi)||9,821/km2 (25,436/sq mi)|
Santiago de Chile is the capital city of Chile. The population of Santiago is estimated at 6.16 million. Santiago counts with the second biggest subway system of Latin America.
The Presidential Palace of La Moneda is located in the city, however the Congress is in Valparaíso.
Santiago was founded in 1541 with the name Santiago del Nuevo Extremo by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia.
Today Santiago is the biggest and more important city of the Nation, is the political and economic center of the country and one of the most importants of Latin America.