Arauco, Chile

City and commune in Chile, located in Arauco Province in the Bío Bío Region.

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Cañete, Chile

City and commune in Chile, located in the Arauco Province of the Biobío Region.

City and commune in Chile, located in the Arauco Province of the Biobío Region.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Cañete is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Los Álamos, Contulmo and Tirúa.

Lebu, Chile

Port city and commune in central Chile administered by the Municipality of Lebu.

Port city and commune in central Chile administered by the Municipality of Lebu.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Lebu is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Arauco, Curanilahue, Los Álamos, Cañete, Contulmo and Tirúa.

Map of the Araucanía from the 18th century, showing a large part of the territory in which the Arauco War was fought.

Arauco War

Long-running conflict between colonial Spaniards and the Mapuche people, mostly fought in the Araucanía.

Long-running conflict between colonial Spaniards and the Mapuche people, mostly fought in the Araucanía.

Map of the Araucanía from the 18th century, showing a large part of the territory in which the Arauco War was fought.
Pedro de Valdivia
Doña Inés de Suárez in defending the city of Santiago
Caupolican by Nicanor Plaza
Picture from Alonso de Ovalle's Historia de Chile
Picture "El joven Lautaro" of P. Subercaseaux, shows the military genius and expertise of its people.
García Hurtado de Mendoza, 5th Marquis of Cañete

With the goal of securing the lines of communication with the southern forts, Valdivia launched a third expedition which established forts at Tucapel, Purén, Confines, and Arauco.

Tirúa

Chilean commune and town in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Chilean commune and town in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Tirúa is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve Benavides (Socialist Party of Chile) and Iván Norambuena Farías (Independent Democratic Union) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Los Álamos, Cañete and Contulmo.

Contulmo

Chilean town and commune in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Chilean town and commune in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Contulmo Town Hall

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Contulmo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Los Álamos, Cañete and Tirúa.

Curanilahue

Chilean commune and city in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Chilean commune and city in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Curanilahue is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Los Álamos, Cañete, Contulmo and Tirúa.

Los Álamos

Chilean commune and city in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Chilean commune and city in Arauco Province, Biobío Region.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Los Álamos is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, together with Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Cañete, Contulmo and Tirúa.

Arauco Province

One of four provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío.

One of four provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío.

1) Arauco

Lota, Chile

City and commune located in the center of Chile on the Gulf of Arauco , in the southern Concepción Province of the Biobío Region, 39 kilometres south of Concepción, and is one of the ten cities (communes) that constitutes the Concepción metropolitan area.

City and commune located in the center of Chile on the Gulf of Arauco , in the southern Concepción Province of the Biobío Region, 39 kilometres south of Concepción, and is one of the ten cities (communes) that constitutes the Concepción metropolitan area.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Lota has been represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Manuel Monsalve (PS) and Iván Norambuena (UDI) as part of the 46th electoral district, (comprising Lota, Lebu, Arauco, Curanilahue, Los Álamos, Cañete, Contulmo and Tirúa).

Rodrigo de Quiroga

Rodrigo de Quiroga López de Ulloa (c.

Rodrigo de Quiroga López de Ulloa (c.

Alonso de Ovalle's 1646 engraving of García Hurtado de Mendoza, Pedro de Villagra and Rodrigo de Quiroga

He built forts at Lebu, Quiapo, reconstructed Cañete, and repopulated Arauco in 1566.