- a city in and the capital of Chile, in the central part.
- Also called Santia·go de Com·pos·te·la [duh-kom-puh-stel-uh; Spanish th e kawm-paws-te-lah] /dəˌkɒm pəˈstɛl ə; Spanish ðɛ ˌkɔm pɔsˈtɛ lɑ/. a city in NW Spain: pilgrimage center; cathedral.
- a city in SW Panama.
- a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast. 286,396 sq. mi. (741,765 sq. km). Capital: Santiago.
Examples from the Web for santiago
In May he attended the inauguration of a museum to house the works of the Ecuadorian painter Santiago Carbonell in Querétaro.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
I take walks and listen to a lot of music, visit friends in Santiago or wherever.Image is Everything: An Interview with Alejandro Zambra
February 28, 2014
Its final destination was Ferrol, a popular launching spot for religious pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostelo.Train in Spanish Crash Was Going Way Too Fast
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 25, 2013
In Santiago a few years ago, I ate at a high-end Peruvian restaurant, which was amazing.Overrated/Underrated: Food, Glorious and Otherwise
June 1, 2012
Santiago has written an account of the intertwining history of empire and sugar.Beyond Another Bolaño Release: Other Great Latino Writers
April 20, 2012
Though the nave is like that of Santiago, the transepts and choir are much simpler.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
In spite of this, he laid the foundations of the town of Santiago on the 12th of February, 1541.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Here Sampson's orders to proceed immediately to Santiago reached it.
The land and naval battles at Santiago brought the Spanish War to an end.
Before these images Santiago burned his candles and made his requests known.An Eagle Flight
- the capital of Chile, at the foot of the Andes: commercial and industrial centre; two universities. Pop: 5 623 000 (2005 est)Official name: Santiago de Chile (de ˈtʃile)
- a city in the N Dominican Republic. Pop: 479 000 (2005 est)Official name: Santiago de los Caballeros (de los kaβaˈʎeros)
- a variant spelling of chilli
- a republic in South America, on the Pacific, with a total length of about 4090 km (2650 miles) and an average width of only 177 km (110 miles): gained independence from Spain in 1818; the government of President Allende (elected 1970) attempted the implementation of Marxist policies within a democratic system until overthrown by a military coup (1973); democracy restored 1988. Chile consists chiefly of the Andes in the east, the Atacama Desert in the north, a central fertile region, and a huge S region of almost uninhabitable mountains, glaciers, fjords, and islands; an important producer of copper, iron ore, nitrates, etc. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santiago. Pop: 17 216 945 (2013 est). Area: 756 945 sq km (292 256 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for santiago
South American country, probably named from a local native word subsequently confused with Mexican Spanish chile "chili pepper" (see chili). Suggestions are that the native word means "land's end" or else "cold, winter," which would make a coincidental convergence with English chilly. Related: Chilean.