Araucanía Region

One of Chile's 16 first-order administrative divisions, and comprises two provinces: Malleco in the north and Cautín in the south.

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Malleco Province

Malleco Province (Provincia de Malleco) is one of two provinces in the southern Chilean region of La Araucanía (IX).


Angol is a commune and capital city of the Malleco Province in the Araucanía Region of southern Chile.

Cautín Province

Cautín Province (Provincia de Cautín) is one of two provinces in the southern Chilean region of La Araucanía (IX), bounded on the north by Arauco and Malleco provinces, on the east by Argentina, on the south by Valdivia Province, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Villarrica, Chile

Villarrica is a city and commune in southern Chile located on the western shore of Villarrica Lake in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region 746 km south of Santiago and close to the Villarrica Volcano ski center to the south east.

Araucanía (historic region)

The Spanish name given to the region of Chile inhabited by the Mapuche peoples known as the Moluche in the 18th century.

Map showing the "old" and the "new" frontiers of Mapuche Araucanía established by 1870 through the occupation of the Araucanía.

This old region of Araucanía now is divided between the southern part of the Bío-Bío Region and the Araucanía Region in southern Chile.


Luma apiculata
Central Temuco
Llaima volcano located in the Andes as seen from Temuco valley
Temuco products treemap, 2020
Terminal Rodoviario
Marsano building beside Feria Pinto

Temuco is a city and commune, capital of the Cautín Province and of the Araucanía Region in southern Chile.

Biobío River

Second largest river in Chile.

The Biobío at Concepción close to where it meets the sea

In the middle course, the Vergara River joins the Biobío near Nacimiento, draining a substantial part of southern river basin after receiving the waters of the Malleco, Renaico and Rahue Rivers, which constitute a northwest-oriented and parallel drainage network to the Biobío of a great part of the northern Andean portion of the Araucanía Region.

Araucaria araucana

Evergreen tree growing to 1–1.5 m (3–5 ft) in diameter and 30–40 m (100–130 ft) in height.

The leaves of A. araucana
A young specimen
Distribution map of A. araucana in central Chile
The piñones are similar to pine nuts, but larger; these roasted seeds are 3 cm and 5 cm long, from two different cultivars.
A monkey puzzle tree at Salesforce Park, San Francisco
The silhouette of the araucaria is very recognizable and has become a symbol for the southern regions of Argentina and Chile. For example, araucarias appear on the coats of arms of Neuquén Province and Araucanía Region.
Araucaria araucana in the Argentine Andes
Bark of a tree in Conguillío National Park, Chile
Female cones
Male cones
Part of a branch of a cultivated tree
A. araucana, Botanical Garden, Wrocław, Poland
A. araucana branch
Monkey puzzle trees are popularly grown as ornamental trees.
Juvenile tree in winter
Mixed forest of Araucaria and coigüe in Nahuelbuta National Park, Chile
Araucaria araucana in Botanical Garden Jevremovac (Belgrade)

Before the tree became protected by law in 1971, lumber mills in Araucanía Region specialized in Chilean pine.


Chilean city and commune administered by the municipality of Pucón sitio web.

Villarrica volcano as seen from a main Pucón street
Volcano and Lake Villarrica in Pucón.
Pucón is visible in the left center of the image. Llaima can be seen in the distance.

It is located in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region, 100 km to the southeast of Temuco and 780 km to the south of Santiago.


Lonquimay is a town and commune in the Malleco Province of southern Chile's Araucanía Region.