Santiago de los Caballeros is a city in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1495 during the first wave of European colonization of the New World, today Santiago (the first "Santiago" of the Americas) is the second largest metropolis in the Dominican Republic, located in the north-central region of the Republic known as Cibao valley. This city is the capital of Santiago Province.
The name of the city, Saint James of the Gentlemen, makes allusion to the gentlemen that actually founded the city. Sometimes the city is even called Santiago de los 30 Caballeros (English: Saint James of the 30 Gentlemen) since the city was founded by 30 gentlemen who signed the city's incorporation.