Santiago is home to about 5.5 million people. This is 50% more than the next nine Chilean cities combined. Approximately 30% of the population of the country lives in the capital city. Santiago is located in the Mapocho River Valley shaped by the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Coast. The metropolis reflects its Spanish roots and showcases magnificent historic architecture. The skyline is defined by over 1,100 high-rises above 11 floors.