Santiago de Chile ( Spanish Santiago de: Chile), is Chile The capital and largest city, South America Fifth big city. Located in the central border, is located in the mapocho River, East. The Andes Valparaiso, about 100 kilometers west of Hong kong. Dry summer is mild, cool in winter in Santiago, full name Rain and fog The sparkling blue. Ma Joe River from the edge of the city slowly flowing through the snow The Andes Like a shiny silver crown to the natural landscape Add a touching charm. Located in Santiago city in summer (October to March) the temperature is not too hot, the average temperature in January is the hottest 20 DEG; not too cold in winter, the average temperature in July is also the coldest temperature of about 8.
Santiago Is a multi Towns A city is, though Santiago Metropolitan Region The jurisdiction is not strictly a unified municipal institutions; in most of the town Santiago Province In the core of the town, which is also known as the "Santiago". Santiago, Chile capital However, the Chilean Congress is located in the west of the city 120 kilometers Seaside City Valparaiso . Santiago is industrial and Chile Financial Center City of Chile, 45% of national GDP.

Santiago History

Santiago is by the Spanish conquerors Established in February 12, 1541, the establishment of the named "Santiago del Nuevo Extremo" (Singh Esther Lema Santiago The reason is the name), St. Jacob The name and valdivia The hometown of Extremadura and Spain combined. The city built ceremony in Huel n Mountains and hills (now Santa Lucia Hill Hold on), valdivia The city built in the area is due to the local climate, abundant vegetation, Ma Puqiu river water source as well as easy defensive situation.
Santiago is an ancient city with a history of over 400 years. 1541, Spain The colonists Valdivia Led 150 cavalry came in, located in the city center Santa Lucia Hill Built in Spain South America The first on the mainland Battery At the foot of the mountain, and building with mud bricks and grass a number of the original residential area, this is the prototype of the city of Santiago. After April 5, 1818, Chile The war for independence In a decisive battle, Mendoza After the war, Santiago became Chile capital . The year nineteenth Century Chile find copper mine And gradually large-scale mining city has been developing rapidly. In the ensuing years, several natural disasters such as earthquake and flood damage, urban historic buildings were seriously damaged by the. Today, Santiago is a modern city, an area of more than and 640 square kilometers, the population is 5 million 340 thousand. Chile The largest city, the country's political, economic, cultural and transportation center.

Santiago urban district

The city of Santiago in the history of Santa Lucia Hill As the center of development of the. Lucia is 230 metres high, is a famous scenic area. A winding spiralled, through the peak. The mountains are ancient Greek Athens style Whitehead The porch porch on both sides is simple, vigorous giant murals. The hills are covered with stem stout and shapes Cactus Colorful flowers dotted with. There is a hillside at" Shiquan "Spring slowly
Slowly flowing out from the elegant stone pot urchin arms, forming a pool of clear water in the forest in a wild profusion of vegetation. The hill of the castle, crenelation and bronze cannon age, well preserved. In the castle overlooking the city before the station, 3 km long, 100 meters wide OHiggins The street across the city, The stream never stops flowing. cars on the road, lined on both sides of edifice; Liberation Square Plaza de la Constitucin, Baghdad Connaught square, urban and suburban days visible before the eyes; The main church The main church, City Hall Post office building, University of Chile , Catholicism University, National Institute, National Library, history museum, art museum, at a glance.
Northeast of Downtown St. Chris Pillow mountain, 1000 meters above sea level, the mountain useful marble giant Madonna, flowers and trees built hillside Observatory and Zoo , known as the "capital of the park".

Santiago Economics

Santiago is industrial and Chile Financial Center City of Chile, 45% of national GDP. Some international organizations such as ECLAC will be headquartered in Santiago Office
Santiago is the lower cost of living in New York City, with a score of 100, Santiago was 50, 73 in the city ranked sixty-second, ranked first in the Norway Oslo That score is 112.5. .
In recent years, due to rapid and strong economic development in Chile, many multinational companies will choose the regional headquarters in Santiago, for example HP , Reuters Treasure, alkali, Intel , Coca Cola , Unilever , Nestle , Kodak , BHP Billiton IBM, Motorola , Microsoft , Ford automobile as well as YAHOO Wait。 Santiago Main Street o'higgins avenue , 3 km long, 100 meters wide, across the city. Cover every road lined on both sides, not far from there is a fountain and lively Memorial statue. West Street is near Tahrir square, Plaza de la Constitucin street, East Connaught square in baghdad. Armed forces center plaza. Urban and suburban Catholic Church, the main church, post office, city hall; ancient Catholic University, University of Chile, National Institute of South America, the largest library (1 million 200 thousand books), history museum, and The National Gallery Park, the zoo and monuments. The suburbs cited Andean water irrigation, agriculture developed, here is the national land and air transportation center.

Santiago traffic

Santiago Airport

Brigadier general Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport is a domestic and international airport of Santiago, about 15 minutes drive from downtown Santiago, a highway connected with downtown (Costanera Norte-Vespucio Norte). Is the country's largest aviation facilities. The construction of the airport between 1961 and 1967. In 1994 the expansion of the new international terminal, expanding of taxiway, duty-free zone, hotel, and parking lot.

Santiago Highway

The state and Private Companies take public transportation business in major cities and towns in the country. The capital of the bus and bus (17) is very cheap. The yellow and black taxi metered, private cars can also be called, but not the meter, and Sunday night fare 50%. In addition to car rental service. The main city from the capital to the south of Santiago luxury bus double. The long-distance travel bus in Chile is very comfortable, fast, punctual, to provide meals, rest stops will be half-way station, the car has couch, bed, Restroom. In the fare, occasionally there will be some special offer concessions, the most expensive time to half price. Most of the city have the law station, you can take the bus to Argentina, Bolivia and other domestic city, Peru and other places, but should pay attention to during the holidays or forget must first make an appointment.

Santiago metro

The Santiago subway is Chile capital Santiago The city railway, most areas across the city, the management of state-owned enterprises by the "subway Co.". Santiago Metro is the first Chilean city railway, the other two is Valparaiso The "Valparaiso Metro" and Concepcion The ground of suburban railway. The Santiago subway is considered Latin America Most modern subway and the highest in the world. At present, there are 5 lines, 98 stations, a total length of 84.4 km.

Santiago education

Santiago University of Chile

Many of the subjects accepted wisdom Foreign students Especially, students in other Latin American countries; at the same time also sent their students to learn from other countries. According to the government's "university regulations", it is a privilege, only domestic intelligence is vested with the power to confirm the professional diploma obtained abroad.
Big Zhi said the vice before doctor degree degree before, from the beginning of the high degree of PhD degree for. University degree level of professional settings before 50. Students through learning bachelor's degree, some can get a master's degree; the latter is the result of a master's degree can also be the teaching plan of learning. In the field of high intelligence degree after, providing the most complete range of national training in Colleges and universities, there are a total of 49 PhD subjects and 13 subjects at dr..
 University of Chile University of Chile

Santiago Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Founded in 1888, is based on the Santiago Archbishop Mariano Casanova in June 21st of the same year and the establishment of the teachings. After more than a century of development and growth, has become a comprehensive university including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, science and technology, economic management science and health science. The school is in school and University of Chile after school scale, ranking second.

Santiago University of San Diego

The Chilean University of San Diego has a history of 161 years, known as the subject of science and technology, has a first-class teachers and excellent academic strength. With the integration of Chile, Chile is the simultaneous development of University of San Diego to meet the market need of professional, more close contact with the outside world more and more and more subjects: a total of 64 undergraduate majors; 50 graduate courses; and more than 200 continuing education courses. In addition, the school also provides the basic research, applied research and extension of research and technology research course.
In professional education, University of San Diego with Chile's unwavering commitment to the dissemination of knowledge and the humanitarian spirit of commitment. In the working mode, the school adhere to the moral principles and values, professional integration of information technology, and is closely linked with the production department.
As a national industrial university, the research and development mode of university education has always been a source of inspiration for the Chilean University of San Diego. The Chilean University of San Diego plays an important role in the academic basic research and applied research on various subjects. The school put forward an important initiative in innovation and management, such as establishing a technology center.
Therefore, the Chilean University of San Diego seeks to provide professional reserves for the national development, permanent renewal of knowledge, has the sense of responsibility and sense of participation of social talents. The academic education class is defined as a major principle of management. School class teachers reflected in: 80% of the teachers have doctorate or master degree or medical experts.

Santiago Tourism

Santiago is the capital of Chile, is the fifth largest city in South america. Located in central Chile, overlooking the mapocho River in the East. The Andes Valparaiso, about 185 kilometers west of Hong kong. Dry summer mild winter cool rain and fog. The population of 6 million 60 thousand (2002), was founded in 1541. 1818 Mendoza The battle ( Chile For the decisive battle in the war of independence) after becoming the capital. With the discovery of silver in nineteenth Century after the rapid development. Subsequently, repeated natural disasters such as earthquake and flood damage, historic buildings all gone. Today, Santiago has become a modern city. Beautiful appearance. The seasons of the year palm posuo. The city of Santiago in the history of Santa Lucia Hill As the center of development of the. Today, Santiago is a modern city, is Chile's largest city, the country's political, economic, cultural and transportation center. The south coast of California is the United States Indian Hometown. Warm climate, fertile land, abundant marine resources, farming, fishing, Indians in hunting. In seventeenth Century sixteen, the European explorers arrived here, disrupted the lives of Indians, started the European colonial period. In 1542, the Portuguese explorers first arrived in San Diego, with the "age of discovery" in Europe and the Atlantic countries have also come to this remote place at that time.
Santiago is located in central Chile's Central Valley, the full name of "Santiago de Chile, Santiago dry summer mild winter cool rain and fog, sparkling blue of the mapocho River from the edge of the city slowly flowing through the snow in the Andes as a top glittering silver crown, natural landscape adds charm to the beautiful Santiago. Santiago to Chile's natural tourist city, has many tourist resources, museums, art galleries, numerous parks, Santa Lucia Hill is the best place to watch the whole city. Standing on the Santa Lucia Hill can be seen in Santiago, enjoy the edifice's Tahrir square, Plaza de la Constitucin, Baghdad Nobel place; in addition, can also enjoy the city and suburb of the Catholic Church, the main church, city hall, post office, National Library, museum and art gallery.

Santiago Santiago square weapons

The Chilean capital of Santiago and Plaza de Armas square, the weapon, which represents Chile's religious and political, economic and cultural center of Santiago, and the core of the soul, is a tourist point of any foreign tourists can not be ignored.
In the square central high stands a bronze statue of Pedro de Valdivia, the Spaniards in 1960 to celebrate 150 years of independence for the Chilean government of Chile's gift. West square is the largest, the Chile full of great momentum on the north side of the cathedral, the State Post Bureau, history museum and the Santiago municipal government, these are representative buildings in Santiago. Santiago municipal government was originally built in Santiago city during the city hall and jail, the second half of eighteenth Century into a new classical style, was destroyed by fire in 1891; from 1892 to 1895 on the site of reconstruction, since then, for the first time to become the Santiago municipal government is located. Santiago central post office, was built originally for the Santiago first home, the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Val Divya's private residence. In 1882 by the architect Richard Brown (Ricardo Brown) into the neoclassical style building, the predecessor of the central post office building. Often there are folk artists on the square dance, music and talk show, lively and extraordinary.

Santiago o'higgins avenue

O'higgins Avenue is the most famous Chilean capital of Santiago, the most important of the street, from east to west through the centre of Santiago, 7.77 km. This street to the Chilean national independence movement leader (August 20, 1778 October 24th 1842).
The name, he is Chile's first post independence highest Be in office Sir.
o'higgins avenue As a bond, a series of dense cobweb from all sides to the high streets and back lanes. The street is lined on both sides of the middle grass garden, covering every road, not far from there is a beautiful fountain, or exquisite bronze statue, the statue mainly reflects the Chilean people respect history and broad-minded toward others spirit. The neon lights have fragrant seafood restaurant, nightclub and nightclub resplendent with variegated coloration street, the quiet street becomes lively and bright. West Street is famous for the Liberation Square, near the Plaza de la Constitucin, Main Street East of Baghdad Connaught square.
Go to the streets, beautiful sight greets, street building is very beautiful, towering palm street, in the blue sky, green whirling fluttering, new grass, like colored flowers TuYan, warm warm, flowing with a kind of elegant leisure style.

Santiago Catedral de Santiago

Catedral de Santiago Is a famous pilgrimage church existed in the middle ages, buildings associated with the Baroque facade of the church.
The facade and decorative arched openings with independent wall column as the basic elements of composition, from the bottom up, stretch to tension, gradually achieve climax That shows the designer composition skill. At the same time as many Spanish buildings, facade of Santiago Cathedral Baroque The obvious difference of style and the rest of Europe, many elements of composition is from its traditional architect or individual, is the central part of the vertical longitudinal composition belongs to become an independent school, Pakistan Rock The unique architectural style of the genre.

Santiago The National Museum of history of Chile

The National Museum of history of Chile is located in the capital of Santiago weapons square, established in May 2, 1911. The museum building is the original Royal Court and the Chilean Treasury is located, was built in the colonial era at the end of 1804-1807. The architect Juan Copakori (Juan Goycolea) for the cathedral architect supporting Eschka students, so the building also continued his neoclassical style.
The classical architecture has undergone several renovations, the facade of the building remained intact. However, the original functions of the building lasted only two years, Chile's independence after 1846 (the official residence of the president by the central post office moved to LA Moneda Palace) before becoming some government offices. After the establishment of the National History Museum, a collection of more than 70 thousand pieces of cultural relics before the Columbo period to twentieth Century, the exhibits include indigenous crafts, early colonial era furniture and daily necessities. In addition, there are from the beginning of the colonial period of Chilean history founding heroes portraits, letters, and furniture items, and use the statue to reproduce their lives.

Santiago central post office

Santiago was built originally as the first residence, i.e. The Spanish conquistadors Pedro de Valdivia's private residence. The colonial period served as governor from 1810 to 1846, Chile's independence, as the presidential residence; after 1846, government offices and the residence of the president of the La Moneda moved to the palace, the total
The presidential palace. Shortly thereafter, the building is on fire, but the walls survived, still stand tall. In 1882 by the architect Ricardo Brown was converted into a neo classical style of the building: The central post office building The predecessor. In 1908, for the Chilean independence centennial celebration, architect Ramon Feherman as the central post office increased Third French neoclassical style, and added a dome. Now the building for the central post office, a post office in two The Postal Museum .

Santiago Santa Lucia Hill

Santa Lucia Hill is a famous scenic spot in Chile, is 230 metres high, conical hill. The Santa Lucia Hill is a mountain, as it is a mountain building, exquisite garden. Deep red palace gate at the foot of the mountain near the entrance, stands a statue of Indian's anti colonial war heroes. A winding spiralled, through the peak. There are ancient Greek Athens style porch Bai Shi hill, on both sides of the porch is simple, vigorous giant murals.
Santa Lucia Hill The hills are covered with stem stout, different forms of cactus, colorful flowers dotted with. There is a hillside "Shiquan", spring water slowly flowing out from the elegant stone pot urchin arms, forming a pool of clear water in the forest in a wild profusion of vegetation. The small platform lit the torch burning, also built on the hillside to the American folk art museum. The top seven have come from the castle on the top corner of the castle, overlooking the city. The castle, crenellation and ancient bronze cannon, well preserved. In the castle overlooking the city before the station, 3 km long, 100 meters wide OHiggins The street across the city, The stream never stops flowing. cars on the road on both sides of edifice bristly; Tahrir square, Plaza de la Constitucin, Connaught square, visible before the eyes of baghdad. Qujing rockery and fountain FEISA hovering near the castle, beautiful scenery and colorful, "sky garden" said. The mountain was built in Spain The colonists Built in 1540 the first South American seat Battery - Croop Battery。

Santiago The The National Gallery of Chile

Chile's The National Gallery was established in 1880, has 130 years of history, is not only the art center is also South America Chile, is the most important propaganda visual art gallery in chile. Since its establishment, the state of art and painting of Chile made and carry forward the outstanding propaganda.
The National Gallery is in the shape of the baroque style, but also with structural elements, is a metal building combined with a new. The art museum is also an important task is the collection and protection of the outstanding works of art, not on the destroyed. Up to now, a total of 3000 museum collections, including many artists in Chile and the development of the cause of the works of foreigners in Spain, there are some Eastern countries which have the most classic works of art, Oriental paintings, including 46 painting China embassy donated 27 pieces of calligraphy and painting, japan.

Santiago Rafael Lake National Park

Rafael Lake National Park is located in the South Pacific coast of Chile, because in the park Rafael The lagoon is named. The National Park was established in 1959, covers an area of 17420 square kilometers, Patagonia Icefield is also located in the park, the park is a major point. Rafael Lake National Park, a 16 km long Fjord The park is also the focus of attention.
Rafael Lake National Park is a park address diversity, magnificent Mountain range On the snow, often winding narrow, crystal clear ice fjord. The park is also the habitat of several species of birds, black eyebrows Albatross And grebe Black necked cranes Swan , Cormorant Etc.. In addition to birds, dolphins, sea lions, seals and Chile, tuna, marine otters, elephant seals and other wild animal. In the park, visitors can carry out a series of recreational activities, hiking, mountain climbing, mountain tourism, mountain hiking, snow skiing, sea kayaking, ornamental plants etc..

Santiago La Moneda Palace

The office of the president of Chile is La Moneda palace, white building, is the largest building in the Spanish Empire built in eighteenth Century, is a Spanish American colonial architecture is one of the most pleasing, with typical neoclassical style. The original Ramone Da house for the Royal Mint, responsible for casting money.
By the Italy architect Ramone Da Palace (Joaquin Toesca y Ricci) at the start of construction in 1784, 1805 began to open to the public, the 1922 president of Chile and some government departments in this office, in 1951 to become the national historic sites in chile. La Moneda palace is the remains of a very important historical value, because it directly affects the life of Chile has witnessed some events, such as the 1973 bombing, had suffered massive air strikes. At the same time, is also the house of La Moneda national political life. La Moneda palace is open free to visitors in the absence of state activities

Santiago Before the period of Columbo Art Museum

Before the Columbo era art museum is located in the Chilean capital of Santiago, established in December 1981, is a commitment to research and display from central and South America before the period of Columbo art and artifacts of the museum. The museum in Santiago municipal government under the support of the Chilean architects and antiquarian Sergio Lara Garcia for Moreno (Sergio Larra, n Garc, a-Moreno), in his nearly fifty years of history, many ancient artifacts during a large collection of Columbo, a museum at the beginning of the establishment of the collection.
The museum collections mainly from Central America, Columbia, Aisimo - disc - Caribbean, Amazon Andes, Columbo culture area, the collection time span of ten thousand years. The museum's collection is divided into four regions, the first is in the Americas, this area has a collection of xipe Totec statues, teaodiwakan incense, Mayan relief etc.. Followed by the central region, shown here Valdivia pottery made from gold products and di queis in veraguas. Once again, the central Andean area, mainly some masks and bronze, is the most representative from Chavin civilization, has a history of three thousand years with coating. The last one is the southern Andes area, here is the main collections of modern Chile and Argentina goods, its exhibits from Aguada culture of ceramic Weng, San Pedro culture in the snuff box plate and other cultural relics.

Santiago Nevado ski

Nevado ski resort is located in the San Diego East 46 kilometers, is one of the most modern ski resort, South America in 2005, Nevado ski resort ski World Championships held. Nevado ski resort is built by the French businessman in 1988, due to the vast expanse of the ski and 7 recovery as the skier's restaurant is famous for restaurants to provide good quality and taste from France, Italy and Switzerland delicacy.
Nevado ski includes a fitness center, 12 ski lifts, 40 runs and a quick lift chair, and a total of 800 beds in three hotels. The ski season from June to early October, up to 85% of the ski season in sunny days, more than 80 of them had a European or US training coaches can ski training novice avid skiing master. The Nevado ski can experience the high quality accommodation treatment, the most important is the feeling of There is nothing comparable to this relax and enjoy skiing, snow in the snow world entertainment is a good enjoyment.

Santiago Natural climate

Santiago is located in the territory of central Chile, latitude 30 degrees between -40, the west coast, so it belongs to mediterranean climate And at the same time, because of the more than 600 meters above sea level Andes Mountain basin, so the climate is with other regions for the Mediterranean, summer (November to March) is relatively dry, but the maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) is not so hot, winter (June to August) the morning cold and wet. The highest temperature of 15 Centigrade (59 degrees Fahrenheit), the lowest temperature of only a few degrees above zero. The suburbs Snowfall This situation is much bigger than the urban areas, a generally 8-10 years. Multiple annual rainfall of about 360mm in the cool season.