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Santiago is Spanish and Portuguese for the Apostle St. James (from the joining of Sant’, saint + Iago, IacobusLatin for Jacob). He is the patron saint of Spain and his name is revered throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. Although the Spanish San Diego can also be translated as St. James, San Diego usually refers to Didacus of Alcalá.

Santiago is the name of:

In Argentina:

In Brazil:

In Cape Verde:

In Chile:

In Colombia:

In Costa Rica:

  • Santiago de Palmares
  • Santiago de Paraíso
  • Santiago de Puriscal
  • Santiago de San Rafael
  • Santiago de San Ramón

In Cuba:

In Dominican Republic:

In Ecuador:

In Guatemala:

In Jamaica:

  • Jamaica, formerly known as Santiago
  • Spanish Town, Jamaica, formerly known as Santiago de la Vega

In Mexico:

In Nicaragua:

In Panama:

In Paraguay:

In Peru:

  • Santiago de Cusco, a district of Cusco
  • Santiago de Surco, a district of Lima
  • Santiago de Chuco, a province of the La Libertad region
  • Santiago River (Peru)

In the Philippines:

In Portugal:

  • Santiago (Alcácer do Sal), a parish in the municipality of Alcácer do Sal
  • Santiago (Arganil), a parish in the municipality of Arganil
  • Santiago (Armamar), a parish in the municipality of Armamar
  • Santiago (Lisbon), a parish in the municipality of Lisbon
  • Santiago (Seia), a parish in the municipality of Seia
  • Santiago (Sesimbra), a parish in the municipality of Sesimbra
  • Santiago (Tavira), a parish in the municipality of Tavira
  • Santiago (Torres Novas), a parish in the municipality of Torres Novas
  • Santiago da Guarda, a parish in the municipality of Ansião
  • Santiago da Ribeira de Alhariz, a parish in the municipality of Valpaços
  • Santiago de Besteiros, a parish in the municipality of Tondela
  • Santiago de Bougado, a parish in the municipality of Trofa
  • Santiago de Candoso, a parish in the municipality of Guimarães
  • Santiago do Cacém, a parish and a municipality in the Setúbal
  • Santiago de Carreiras, a parish in the municipality of Vila Verde
  • Santiago de Cassurrães, a parish in the municipality of Mangualde
  • Santiago de Figueiró, a parish in the municipality of Amarante
  • Santiago de Litém, a parish in the municipality of Pombal
  • Santiago de Montalegre, a parish in the municipality of Sardoal
  • Santiago de Piães, a parish in the municipality of Cinfães
  • Santiago de Riba-Ul, a parish in the municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis
  • Santiago de Subarrifana, a parish in the municipality of Penafiel
  • Santiago de Vila Chã, a parish in the municipality of Ponte da Barca
  • Santiago do Escoural, a parish in the municipality of Montemor-o-Novo
  • Santiago dos Velhos, a parish in the municipality of Arruda dos Vinhos
  • São Pedro e Santiago, a parish in the municipality of Torres Vedras
  • Santiago Maior (Alandroal), a parish in the municipality of Alandroal
  • Santiago Maior (Beja), a parish in the municipality of Beja
  • Santiago Maior (Castelo de Vide), a parish in the municipality of Castelo de Vide
  • Vale de Santiago, a parish in the municipality of Odemira

In Spain:

In the United States:

In Uruguay:

  • Montevideo, originally called San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo

In Venezuela:

  • Caracas, originally called Santiago de León de Caracas

In geography:

Santiago is the name of:

Fictional people:

In history:

In music:

Ships:

Santiago may also refer to:

See also


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

There is more than one place called Santiago:

Argentina

Brazil

  • Santiago (Brazil)

Cape Verde

  • Santiago Island (Cape Verde)

Chile

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Galapagos Islands

  • Santiago Island (Galapagos)

Mexico

  • Santiago de Querétaro - (formerly Querétaro)
  • Santiago (Nuevo León)
  • Santiago (Baja California Sur)

Panama

  • Santiago de Veraguas

Philippines

  • Santiago (Agusan del Norte)
  • Santiago (Ilocos Sur)
  • Santiago (Isabela)
  • Santiago Island (Philippines)

Spain

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

SANTIAGO, Or Santiago De Chile, a city of Chile, capital of the republic and chief town of a province of the same name, on the Mapocho river, a small tributary of the Maipu or Maipo, 115 m. W. of Valparaiso, in 33 0 26' 42" S., 70 0 40' 36" W. Pop. (1895) 256,413, (1900) 269,886, (1902, estimated) 322,059. It is built on a wide, beautiful plain about 1860 ft. above sealevel, between the main range of the Andes and the less elevated heights of Cuesta del Prado. In the centre of the city rises the rocky hill of Santa Lucia, once forming its citadel, but now converted into a pleasure-ground, with winding walks, picturesque views, theatres, restaurants and monuments. Immediately N.N.W. and N.E. are other hills, known as Colina, Renca and San Cristobal, and overshadowing all are the snowclad Andean peaks of La Chapa and Los Amarillos, visible from all parts of the city. The Mapocho, once the cause of destructive inundations (especially in 1609 and 1783), was enclosed with solid embankments during the administration of Ambrosio O'Higgins, and is now crossed by several handsome bridges; the oldest (1767-1779) of these has eleven arches. Santiago is laid out with great regularity, and its comparatively broad straight streets form parallelograms and enclose several handsome public squares, the Plaza de la Independencia, the Campo de Marte and others. The principal streets have been repaved with asphalt instead of the old cobblestone and Belgian block pavements; water is brought in through an aqueduct (1865) 5 m. long; and there are tramway lines on all the principal streets.

The cathedral, facing on the Plaza de la Independencia, is the oldest of the churches. Originally erected by Pedro de Valdivia, it was rebuilt by Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, was destroyed by the earthquake of 1647 and was rebuilt on a new plan subsequent to 1748. It is 351 ft. long and 92 ft. wide, has only one tower and is not striking in appearance. Its interior decorations, however, are rich and in good taste. Among the other ecclesiastical buildings are the church of San Augustin, erected in 1595 by Cristobal de Vera; and in modern times adorned with a pillared portico; the churches of San Francisco, La Merced and Santo Domingo, dating from the 18th century; the church of the Reformed Dominicans, rich in monolithic marble columns; the Carmen Alto, or church of the Carmelite nunnery, an elegant little Gothic structure; the Augustine nunnery, founded by Bishop Medellin in 1576; the episcopal palace; and the chapel erected in 1852 to the memory of Pedro de Valdivia next to the house in which he is reputed to have lived. There are two fine cemeteries - one exclusively Roman Catholic and the other secularized. Mural interment is the custom in Santiago.

Among the secular buildings the more noteworthy are the Capitol. with its rows of massive columns and surrounded with beautiful gardens; the Moneda, or executive residence, which contains the offices of the cabinet ministers also; the municipal palace; the courts, or palace of justice; the post office and telegraph department; the exposition palace in the Quinta Normal, which houses the national museum; the university of Chile, dating from 1842; the national library with over 100,000 volumes; the School of Arts and Trades (Lyceo de Artes y Oficios); the national conservatory of music; the medical school; the astronomical observatory; the national institute; the mint; and a municipal theatre. There are also a military school, a school of agriculture, mining school, normal schools and a number of charitable institutions. The old Universidad de San Felipe, founded in 1747, was closed in 1839, and was succeeded three years later by the present national university. Facing the Capitol, which includes the two halls of Congress, is a small park and commemorative shaft, marking the spot where stood the Jesuits' church, burned down on the night of the 8th of December 1868, and with it " two thousand victims, more or less," chiefly women.

There is railway communication with Valparaiso, with Los Andes and the international tunnel and with the provincial capitals of the south.

Santiago was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, who was engaged in the conquest of Chile, and it received the title of Santiago del Nuevo Estremo. It has suffered from earthquakes and from political disorder. After the defeat of the royalists at Chacabuco (Feb. 12th, 1817), it was occupied by the revolutionary forces under General Jose de San Martin. Though the scene of many revolutionary outbreaks, it has never been subjected to a regular siege.

The province of Santiago, bounded N. by Aconcagua, W. by Mendoza, S. by O'Higgins and Colchagua and W. by Valparaiso and the Pacific, has an area of 5665 sq. m. and a population (1895) of 415,636. It forms part of the " Vale of Chile," celebrated for its fertility and fine climate.


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Wiktionary

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English

Etymology

From Spanish Santiago, "Saint James".

Proper noun

Singular
Santiago

Plural
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Santiago

  1. Capital city of Chile

Synonyms

Translations


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Proper noun

Santiago

  1. Santiago de Chile, capital of Chile.

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin Sanctus Iacobus, Saint James

Proper noun

Santiago (m)

  1. (Biblical) James.
  2. A male given name.
  3. The name of several cities in Chile, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Galicia (Spain), and several other Spanish-speaking countries.

Related terms


Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Apoidea
Familia: Apidae
Subfamilia: Apinae
Tribus: Eucerini
Genus: Santiago
Species: S. wittmanni


Simple English

Santiago could mean:

Places

In Argentina:

  • Santiago del Estero Province
    • Santiago del Estero, capital of the province

In Brazil:

  • Santiago, Rio Grande do Sul

In Cape Verde:

  • Santiago, Cape Verde

In Chile:

  • Santiago, Chile, the capital
  • Santiago (commune)
  • Santiago Province, Chile
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region

In Colombia:

In Costa Rica:

  • Santiago de Palmares, Palmares Canton
  • Santiago de Paraíso, Paraíso Canton
  • Santiago de Puriscal
  • Santiago de San Rafael, San Rafael Canton
  • Santiago de San Ramón, San Ramón Canton

In Cuba:

In Dominican Republic:

In Ecuador:

  • Santiago de Guayaquil
  • Santiago Island (Galápagos)

In Jamaica:

  • Santiago, a Spanish possession that later became Jamaica

In Mexico:

  • Santiago de Querétaro
  • Santiago, Nuevo León
  • Santiago, Baja California Sur
  • Santiago River (Mexico), a river of eastern Mexico

In Panama:

  • Santiago de Veraguas, Veraguas

In Paraguay:

  • Santiago, Paraguay, a town and district in Misiones Department

In Peru:

  • Santiago de Surco, a district of Lima
  • Santiago de Chuco, Santiago de Chuco District, a province of the La Libertad region
  • Santiago River (Peru), a tributary of the Marañón River

In the Philippines:

  • Santiago, Agusan del Norte
  • Santiago, Ilocos Sur
  • Santiago City, Isabela province

In Portugal:

  • Santiago (Lisbon), a parish in the municipality of Lisbon
  • Santiago (Tavira), a parish in the municipality of Tavira
  • Santiago do Cacém, a parish and a municipality in the Setúbal
  • Santiago de Piães, a parish in the municipality of Cinfães
  • Vale de Santiago, a parish in the municipality of Odemira

In Spain:

  • Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • Santiago (Valdés), a parish in the municipality of Valdés
  • Santiago (Sariego), a parish in the municipality of Sariego
  • Santiago (comarca), a comarca in the province of A Coruña
  • Santiago del Teide, Canary Islands

In the United States:

  • Santiago Peak, a mountain in Orange County, California
  • Santiago High School, Garden Grove, California
  • Santiago Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota
  • Santiago, Pennsylvania







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