The central province of Santiago is part of the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile. The majority of the region’s population lives in the province, because most of the communities of the conurbation of Greater Santiago is part of Santiago Province, including the capital, Santiago.
The province enjoys a continental climate that differs somewhat from the wetter climate of the coastal regions. Summers here are hot and dry, and winters can be chilly. Santiago has a largely flat topography.
Santiago Province contributes about a third of the country’s total income. More than three-fourths of the province’s income comes from the services sector. About 20 percent comes from the industrial sector and only a small percentage comes from agriculture.
Santiago Province is supported by a network of highways and railways that lead into capital and out into the other provinces.