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Definitions for Santiago
ˌsæn tiˈɑ goʊ; dəˌkɒm pəˈstɛl əsan·ti·a·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiagonoun

    city in the northern Dominican Republic

  2. Santiago de Cuba, Santiagonoun

    a port city in southeastern Cuba; industrial center

  3. Gran Santiago, Santiago, Santiago de Chile, capital of Chilenoun

    the capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America

  4. Santiago, Santiago de Cubanoun

    a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the United States fleet bottled up the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba and destroyed them when they tried to escape


  1. Santiagonoun

    Capital city of Chile

  2. Etymology: From Santiago


  1. Santiago

    Santiago (, US also ; Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo]), 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. Santiago is the center of Chile's most densely populated region, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose population of 8 million represents nearly 40% of the nation's total population. The city is entirely in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500–650 m (1,640–2,133 ft) above mean sea level. Founded in 1541 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th-century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal and Balmaceda Park. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter, due to the lack of rain. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within an hour of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santiago is the political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judiciary are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso. Santiago is named after the biblical figure Saint James. The city will host the 2023 Pan American Games.


  1. santiago

    Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile, a country in South America. Santiago is named after the Biblical figure Saint James (Saint Iago in Spanish). It is a vibrant city known for its rich history, unique architecture, cultural attractions, and it serves as an important economic hub. Santiago could also refer to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a famous pilgrimage site.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Santiago

    capital of Chile, beautifully situated on a wide fertile and elevated plain overhung on the N. and E. by the snow-clad peaks of the Andes, 90 m. SE. of Valparaiso; the Mapocho, a mountain stream, passes through the N. part of the city, is handsomely laid out with spacious plazas, a noble alameda, and well-paved streets; has many fine public buildings, hotels, a cathedral, a university, art, agricultural, and military schools, botanical and zoological gardens, &c.; in the pretty neighbourhood there is a popular racecourse; is an important commercial centre, with a stock exchange, law-courts, and manufactures of cloth, flour, ships' biscuits, beer, ice, &c.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Santiago

    From the cathedral (in the city of Spain so named) containing the bones of St Jago, or James the Less, the national patron saint.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Santiago is ranked #248 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Santiago surname appeared 122,212 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 41 would have the surname Santiago.

    88% or 107,620 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.4% or 6,612 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 5,500 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 1,601 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 709 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.1% or 171 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Santiago in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Santiago in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Santiago in a Sentence

  1. Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati:

    The Santiago Archbisopric reiterates its willingness to collaborate with the authorities in any way required.

  2. The Environment Ministry:

    We're currently facing unusual conditions, with one of the driest Junes in over 40 years as well as really bad air circulation conditions in the Santiago valley in recent days, which boosts the concentration of contamination.

  3. Marina Esteva:

    Santiago Potes is so complete. Santiago Potes's a well-rounded human being, with the highest moral caliber, with a sense of justice, with a sense of what is excellence, and willing to sacrifice for excellence, not for show, but for excellence itself.

  4. Gilles Muller:

    I remember when I first played on grass, it was at a junior invitational tournament at( London's) Queen's Club, it wasn't love at first sight ! I got killed in my first match by a Mexican called Santiago Gonzales.

  5. Janet Gonzalez:

    Maria's anniversary is approaching, and the'S. O.S' picture, along with many more pictures of destroyed areas, will resurface, but Punta Santiago residents should focus on how far Punta Santiago residents have come and not on how ugly it was.

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