Biobío Region

One of Chile's sixteen regions (first-order administrative divisions).

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The 2010 tsunami carried this fishing boat ashore.
Center of Talcahuano
Casino of Talcahuano
Church of Talcahuano
Monitor Huáscar
View of Port

Talcahuano (From Mapudungun Tralkawenu, "Thundering Sky") is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile.

Arauco Province

Arauco Province (Provincia de Arauco) is one of four provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío.

Los Ángeles, Chile

Los Ángeles is the capital of the province of Bío Bío, in the commune of the same name, in Bío Bío, in the center-south of Chile.

Biobío Province

Biobío Province (Provincia de Biobío) is one of three provinces of the Chilean region of Biobío (VIII).

Regions of Chile

Divided into 16 regions , which are the country's first-level administrative division.

In August 2017, the Ñuble Region was created from what was then the Ñuble Province of the Biobío Region.

1960 Valdivia earthquake

The most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

Valdivia after the 22 May earthquake
ShakeMap of the mainshock
The Valdivia earthquake released almost a quarter of all global seismic energy between 1906 and 2005
Travel time of the tsunami across the Pacific at one-hour intervals
Wrecks of Carlos Haverbeck (top) and Canelos (bottom).
Hilo, Hawaii, after the tsunami
Effect of the tsunami at Kamaishi, Japan
Eruption of Cordón Caulle following the earthquake
The destroyed center of Corral, Chile
Destroyed infrastructure of Altos Hornos y Acerías de Corral, a steel factory closed a few years before the earthquake.

The 1960 Chilean earthquakes were a sequence of strong earthquakes that affected Chile between 21 May and 6 June 1960, centered in the Araucanía, Aysén, and Bío Bío regions of the country.

Concepción Province, Chile

Concepción products treemap, 2020

Concepción Province (Provincia de Concepción) is one of four provinces of the Chilean region of Bío Bío (VIII).

2010 Chile earthquake

The 2010 Chile earthquake and tsunami (Terremoto del 27F ) occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale, with intense shaking lasting for about three minutes.

Damage sustained by a building in Concepción, located around 100 kilometres south of the epicenter.
The partially collapsed 21-story O'Higgins Tower, Concepción
USGS shake map of the earthquake
Kiosks destroyed by the tsunami in Pichilemu.
The tsunami's passage as recorded by National Data Buoy Center Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) buoy 34142, located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean 630 nautical miles (1170 km) southwest of Lima, Peru.
Agustín Ross balcony damaged after the earthquake and tsunami in Pichilemu.
House uprooted to the streets of Pelluhue after the tsunami.
A severely damaged building in Maipú, Santiago.
Tsunami in Talcahuano, Biobío Region.
Collapsed Vespucio Norte Express Highway in Santiago.
Fruit Road, O'Higgins Region.
Fire at a plastics plant, Santiago, Chile.
Hernán Henríquez Hospital of Temuco had to be evacuated after the earthquake.
A car crushed by the rubble of a collapsed building in Temuco.

Chile's Seismological Service located the quake's epicenter at about 34 km off the coast of Ñuble Region in the Biobío Region.

Concepción, Chile

City and commune in central Chile, and the geographical and demographic core of the Greater Concepción metropolitan area, one of the three major conurbations in the country.

Plan from 1744 showing the Bay of Concepción before the 1751 earthquake
Clothing of the inhabitants of Concepción in the early 19th century
House of a Mapuche cacique in Concepción in 1846
The campanile of the Universidad de Concepción
Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
Siglo XXI at the University of the Bío Bío
The Universidad San Sebastián, Concepción headquarters, located at the Laguna Las Tres Pascualas
Fireworks in celebration for the arrival of 2007 in Concepción
Rock en Conce festival, 2020.
The Los Tres band was born in the city of Concepción
Concepción is the second commercial nucleus of Chile. In the image, the Concepción Central Market
Arch of the Faculty of Medicine University of Concepción
Tour Lígure of Concepción
The hotel Araucano of Concepción in the center of the city
View of Ecuador Park, on the slopes of Cerro Caracol
Plaza de la Independencia
Law court
The avenue O'Higgins
Casa de Pedro del Río
Buildings in Concepción
Spanish Center
Civic center
Presencia de América Latina, mural declared national monument of Chile

It is the seat of the Concepción Province and capital of the Bío Bío Region.


The Mapuche ( (Mapuche & Spanish: )) are a group of indigenous inhabitants of present-day south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina, including parts of present-day Patagonia.

Lautaro, hero of the Arauco war; Rayén Quitral outstanding soprano; Current Mapuche woman; Ceferino Namuncura blessed of the Catholic Church.
Map of Mapuche territories according to Miguel Melin, Pablo Mansilla and Manuela Royo in MAPU CHILLKANTUKUN ZUGU: Descolonizando el Mapa del Wallmapu, Construyendo Cartografía Cultural en Territorio Mapuche.
Euler diagram of Mapuche ethicities. Historical denominations no longer in use are shown with white fields. Groups that adopted Mapuche language and culture or that have partial Mapuche descent are shown in the periphery of the main magenta-coloured field.
Huamán Poma de Ayala's picture of the confrontation between the Mapuches (left) and the Incas (right)
Painting El joven Lautaro of P. Subercaseaux, shows the military genius and expertise of his people.
Caupolican by Nicanor Plaza
Cornelio Saavedra Rodríguez in meeting with the main lonkos of Araucania in 1869
Ancient flag of the Mapuche on the Arauco War.
Mapuche activists killed in confrontations with the Chilean police in the 2000s.
Wenufoye flag created in 1992 by the indigenist organization "Consejo de Todas las Tierras".
Familia Mapuche, by Claudio Gay, 1848.
A council of Araucanian philosophers, 1904
The daughter of lonko Quilapán
Height of a chemamull (Mapuche funeral statue) compared to a person.
Traditional Mapuche poncho exhibited in Museo Artesanía Chilena.
Monument in the form of a gigantic clava mere okewa, located in Avenida Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva, Cañete, Chile
Drawing of a trapelacucha, a silver finery piece.
Painting by Raymond Monvoisin showing Elisa Bravo Jaramillo who was said to have survived the 1849 wreck of Joven Daniel to be then kidnapped by Mapuches.
Flag of Argentinian Tehuelche-Mapuche

The oldest data on textiles in the southernmost areas of the American continent (southern Chile and Argentina today) are found in some archaeological excavations, such as those of Pitrén Cemetery near the city of Temuco, and the Alboyanco site in the Biobío Region, both of Chile; and the Rebolledo Arriba Cemetery in Neuquén Province (Argentina).