Santiago Metropolitan Region

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Santiago Metropolitan Region (Región Metropolitana de Santiago) is one of Chile's 16 first-order administrative divisions.wikipedia
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Regions of Chile

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It is the country's only landlocked administrative region and contains the nation's capital, Santiago.
The Santiago Metropolitan Region, located in the center of the country and home to the country's capital Santiago, was excluded from this naming scheme and given instead the initials RM, standing for Región Metropolitana ("Metropolitan Region" in Spanish).

Santiago Province, Chile

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On 30 August 1826, 8 provinces were created, with the Santiago Province being one of them, but it wasn't until 1980 that the Metropolitan Region was created.
Santiago Province (Provincia de Santiago) is one of the six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region (RM) of central Chile.

Provinces of Chile

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On 30 August 1826, 8 provinces were created, with the Santiago Province being one of them, but it wasn't until 1980 that the Metropolitan Region was created. The region is divided into 6 provinces, which are themselves divided into 52 communes.
The only exception is the Santiago Province, which makes no provision for provincial government in its regulations; the position corresponds to the intendant of the Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Chile

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Santiago Metropolitan Region (Región Metropolitana de Santiago) is one of Chile's 16 first-order administrative divisions.
Each region is designated by a name and a Roman numeral assigned from north to south, except for the Santiago Metropolitan Region, which does not have a number.

Maipo River

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The dominant drainage basin feeds into the Maipo River; its main tributaries are the Mapocho, Yeso and Colorado rivers.
The Maipo River is the main river flowing through the Santiago Metropolitan Region and the Valparaiso Region of Chile.

Santiago

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It is the country's only landlocked administrative region and contains the nation's capital, Santiago.
It is the center of Chile's largest and most densely populated conurbation, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million.

Vitacura

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Vitacura and El Golf host most of the city's high-rise buildings and are also home to the Latin American headquarters of several United Nations organizations.
Vitacura is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Jubaea

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There is some occurrence of the endangered Chilean Wine Palm, Jubaea chilensis within the Santiago Province; this iconic tree of central Chile had a much larger range prehistorically, before the decimation of much of its habitat by the expanding human population.
It is native to southwestern South America and is endemic to a small area of central Chile between 32°S and 35°S in southern Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Santiago, O'Higgins, and northern Maule regions.

Communes of Chile

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The region is divided into 6 provinces, which are themselves divided into 52 communes.

Chacabuco Province

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Chacabuco Province (Provincia de Chacabuco) is one of six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region in central Chile.

Maipo Province

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Maipo Province (Provincia de Maipo) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile.

Cordillera Province, Chile

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Cordillera Province (Provincia de Cordillera) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile.

Tupungato

Tupungato Mountain
The Tupungato stratovolcano, measures 6570 m on the Argentine border, is one of South America's highest peaks.

Melipilla Province

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Melipilla Province (Provincia de Melipilla) is one of six provinces in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of central Chile.

Talagante Province

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Talagante Province (Provincia de Talagante, ) is one of six provinces of the Santiago Metropolitan Region in central Chile.

Senate of Chile

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The region's representatives in the Senate are:

Claudio Orrego

Claudio Orrego Larraín
The current intendant is Claudio Orrego (PDC, centrist).
On 11 March 2014 Orrego became intendant of Santiago Metropolitan Region.

Intendant (government official)

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The region is governed by the intendant, who is assigned by the president.
Santiago Metropolitan Region: Claudio Orrego Larraín (PDC)

Administrative division

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Santiago Metropolitan Region (Región Metropolitana de Santiago) is one of Chile's 16 first-order administrative divisions.

Landlocked country

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It is the country's only landlocked administrative region and contains the nation's capital, Santiago.

Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

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Most commercial and administrative centers are located in the region, including Chile's main international airport, Arturo Merino Benítez.

Roman numerals

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It is also the country's only region that does not have a Roman numeral identifier.

Cabildo (council)

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When the Santiago cabildo was built, its function was to supervise the entire territory.

La Serena, Chile

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Later, with the creation of the cities of La Serena and Concepción and the creation of their respective cabildos, its territorial reach was reduced.

Concepción, Chile

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Later, with the creation of the cities of La Serena and Concepción and the creation of their respective cabildos, its territorial reach was reduced.