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    Santiago was founded on February 12, 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, a conquistador and the first Governor of Chile, who arrived in the valley of the Aconcagua at the head of a detachment of 150 Spaniards and 1,500 Indians. The city was named in honor of the Apostle James, “Santiago” in Spanish, the patron saint of Spain.

    Santiago was founded on February 12, 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, a conquistador and the first Governor of Chile, who arrived in the valley of the Aconcagua at the head of a detachment of 150 Spaniards and 1,500 Indians. The city was named in honor of the Apostle James, “Santiago” in Spanish, the patron saint of Spain.

    Santiago was founded on February 12, 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, a conquistador and the first Governor of Chile, who arrived in the valley of the Aconcagua at the head of a detachment of 150 Spaniards and 1,500 Indians. The city was named in honor of the Apostle James, “Santiago” in Spanish, the patron saint of Spain.

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