Santiago of Chile is the capital and main urban nucleus of Chile. The metropolitan area that forms is also denominated as the Great Santiago or simply Santiago and corresponds also to the capital of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago.
Although generally it is considered by his inhabitants like an only great city, Santiago of Chile is a conurbación that includes to 26 communes of complete way and 11 communes in partial form. Most of the metropolis are within the Province of Santiago, with some peripheral sectors within the provinces of the Maipo, Cordillera and Talagante. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago%2C_Chile