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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 most densely populated region, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million, of which more than 6 million live in the city's continuous urban area. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500–650 m (1,640–2,133 ft) above mean sea level.

Clashes erupt during protests anniversary in Chile [Video]

Clashes erupt during protests anniversary in Chile

Clashes erupted between some protesters and police as thousands of people on Sunday demonstrated in Santiago to mark the anniversary of the movement that led to massive protests in 2019.View on..

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Chileans clang pots, rally in Santiago to mark anniversary of 2019 protests [Video]

Chileans clang pots, rally in Santiago to mark anniversary of 2019 protests

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Churches burn during violent protests in Chile [Video]

Churches burn during violent protests in Chile

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday..

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Chile: Protests after video showing police throw teen off bridge [Video]

Chile: Protests after video showing police throw teen off bridge

Protesters in Chile's capital, Santiago, have faced off with police over inequality and alleged police brutality after a video emerged on Friday showing a teenager being thrown off a bridge.

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