Santiago was founded 12 of February of 1541 with the name of Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura. It should be noted that there is the city of Santiago, capital of Chile, which houses a total of 37 communes (localities), within which is the commune of Santiago, usually called Santiago Center to differentiate it from Santiago Capital.
Today in Chile there are several international studies that place Santiago de Chile among the best cities in Latin America to do business and to study, stands out for its security, among other favorable factors.
The main communes to live in chosen by foreigners are Providencia, Las Condes and Santiago, which concentrate the largest offer of furnished apartments, rooms in shared apartments, student residences and apart hotels. There are also other options, although with less number of offers of furnished accommodations, they are the communes of Vitacura, Ñuñoa and Recoleta.