santiago de compostela


[san-tee-ah-goh; Spanish sahn-tyah-gaw]
a city in and the capital of Chile, in the central part.
Also called Santiago de Compostela [duh-kom-puh-stel-uh; Spanish the kawm-paws-te-lah] . a city in NW Spain: pilgrimage center; cathedral.
a city in SW Panama. Unabridged
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Santiago (ˌsæntɪˈɑːɡəʊ, Spanish sanˈtjaɣo)
1.  Official name: Santiago de Chile the capital of Chile, at the foot of the Andes: commercial and industrial centre; two universities. Pop: 5 623 000 (2005 est)
2.  Official name: Santiago de los Caballeros a city in the N Dominican Republic. Pop: 479 000 (2005 est)

Santiago de Compostela (Spanish de kɔmpɔsˈtela)
Latin name: Campus Stellae a city in NW Spain: place of pilgrimage since the 9th century and the most visited (after Jerusalem and Rome) in the Middle Ages; cathedral built over the tomb of the apostle St James. Pop: 92 339 (2003 est)

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Word Origin & History

S.Amer. country, probably named from a local native word subsequently confused with Mex.Sp. chile "chili pepper" (see chili). Suggestions are that the native word means "land's end" or else "cold, winter," which would make a coincidental identity with Eng. chilly.
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Santiago [(san-tee-ah-goh, sahn-tee-ah-goh)]

Capital of Chile and the largest city in the country, located in central Chile; commercial and political center of Chile and one of the largest cities in South America.

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