Mar 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: Santiago, Chile from Above




santiago chile from above aerial photograph Picture of the Day: Santiago, Chile from Above

Photograph via vejiga on Reddit


Santiago, also Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is located in the country’s central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706.04 ft) above mean sea level. The city has a population of 5.4 million, with a the total metropolitan area totaling a staggering 7.2 million people.

Chile’s steady economic growth has transformed Santiago into one of Latin America’s most modern metropolitan areas, with extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping centers, and impressive high-rise architecture. It has a very modern transport infrastructure, including the steadily growing underground Santiago Metro, an effort at modernizing public bus transport and a free flow toll-based ring road and inner city highway system, part of which is tunneled underneath a large section of the city’s main river Mapocho connecting the Eastern and Western end of the city in a 25-minute drive. [Source: Wikipedia]

The comments on Reddit and a search on Tineye did not reveal the original source of this photograph. If you do know, please advise in the comments 🙂