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The Santiago Metropolitan Region is surrounded by the main chain of the Andes in the east and the Chilean Coastal Range in the west. The about 25 kilometres long Andes Chain in the east is known as the Sierra de Ramón with its highest summit, the Cerro de Ramón at 3'296 m. The mountains in the north of the Sierra de Ramón are known as El Plomo (5'424 m) and Altar (5'180 m). The mountains in the south of the Sierra de Ramón are known as Cerro Burgatorio, Morro de Pirque and Cerro del Papagallo (all about 2'400 m).

 

mountainstamp.com San Francisco church Santiago stamp 1984

Chile 1984
San Francisco Church Santiago de Chile (built 1622) at Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins.
The Sierra de Ramón in the background. 

 

mountainstamp.com Chile 1991 Cerro San Cristobal stamp

Chile 1991, "450 Years Santiago de Chile".

The upper stamp is showing the Casa Colorada in Santiago, a colonial house built 1769.  

The lower stamp is showing the cable car to the Cerro San Cristobal, an about 300 metres high hill in Santiago de Chile. On its top there is a 22 metres high Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and summits of the Andes in the background. 

 

mountainstamp.com Chile 1997 Opening of Metro Line 5 Santiago Andes stamp

Chile 1997, "Opening of Metro Line 5" (Mirador Metro Station ?).
Andes Peak in the background.

 

mountainstamp.com Chile Santiago de Roman stamp 2002 mountainstamp.com Chile Santiago de Roman stamp 2002

Chile / Poland 2002, "200. birthday of Ignacy Domeyko.
The stamp is showing the University of Santiago de Chile and the Sierra de Ramón with its highest summit, known as Cerro de Ramón (3'296 m).

Cerro San Cristobal Santiago panorama stamp timbre

Chile 2007, "80 Years Carabineros de Chile".  

The stamp is showing a view from the Cerro San Cristobal, an about 300 metres high hill in the city of Santiago de Chile, towards Andes summits in the north of the Sierra de Ramón.
 

mountainstamp.com Chile Morro de Arica stamp 2006

Chile 2012, "120 Years Puente Alto.
The city and commune of Puento Alto is situated in the southern part of the Santiago Metropolitan Region.

The stamp seems to show a view towards the Cerro Purgatorio (about 2'430 m), which is situated in the south of the Sierra de Ramón.
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Monument of Manuel Rodríguez on Plaza de Puente Alto, historic trainstation and Seat of local government.

 

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