Santiago de Chile Facts
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Population5,500,000 (approx.)
CountryChile
LanguagesSpanish
GeographyCentrally located in the Santiago Basin and framed by mountains: the Andes, the Chilean Coastal, the Cordón de Chacabuco and the Angostura de Paine.
ClimateContinental Mediterranean climate with rainy winters (May - September) and a long dry season.
Average TemperaturesAverage high January, warmest month: 29ºC / 84ºF
Average high July, coolest month: 12ºC / 54ºF
Local fareMeats (beef and chicken), rice, potatoes, fresh produce, wine. Combination of indigenous cultures and European influences from Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Chilean specialties: pastel de choclo (corn casserole with meat stuffing), empanadas (meat-, fish- or cheese-filled pastry), cazuela (stew), asados (roast meats), centolla (king crab), fish.
Tourist OfficeSernatur
Address: Av Providencia 1550
Tel: +56 2 7318336 & +56 2 7318337
Did you know?Due to its central location and natural surroundings, it is quite possible to ski and go to the beach in the same day!

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