Araucanía Region

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Coordinates: 38°45′S 72°40′W / 38.750°S 72.667°W / -38.750; -72.667
Araucanía Region (IX Región de La Araucanía)
Region of Chile
Lanín 1.JPG
The Lanín volcano
Flag of La Araucania, Chile.svg
Flag
Coat of arms of La Araucania, Chile.svg
Coat of arms
Country  Chile
Provinces Cautín, Malleco
Capital Temuco
 - coordinates 38°45′S 72°40′W / 38.750°S 72.667°W / -38.750; -72.667
Lowest point Pacific Ocean
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 31,842.3 km² (12,294 sq mi) [1]
Population 995,974 (2016) [2]
Density 31 /km² (80 /sq mi)
Intendant Nora Barrientos Cárdenas[3]
ISO 3166-2 CL-AR
Araucanía, in red, in Chile
Araucanía, in red, in Chile
Website: Official website (Spanish)

The IX Araucanía Region (Spanish: IX Región de La Araucanía) is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. Its capital and largest city is Temuco.

The Auracanía means "place where the Araucanians live". Araucanian (Spanish: Araucano) was the name given by the Spanish to the Mapuche people that live in the region.

Geography[change | change source]

The Araucanía region has an area of 31,842.3 km2 (12,294.4 sq mi).[1]

It borders the Bío Bío region (Bío Bío and Arauco provinces), to the north, Argentina to the east, the Los Ríos region to the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west.[1]

The two main rivers in the region are the Imperial and the Toltén rivers.

The highest mountain in the region is the Lanín volcano (39°38′14″S 71°30′9″W / 39.63722°S 71.50250°W / -39.63722; -71.50250 (Lanín)), 1,461 m (4,793 ft), on the border with Argentina (Neuquén Province); it is 3,747 m (12,293 ft).[4]

Population[change | change source]

The Auracanía had a population of 869,535 inhabitants (2002 census) and its population density was 27.3.

The largest city in the region is its capital, Temuco, with 227,086 inhabitants (2002 census). The other provincial capital, Angol had 43,801 inhabitants.

Administration[change | change source]

The Auracanía region is further subdivided into two provinces: Cautín and Malleco.

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Auracanía Region - Provinces and comunas
Province Capital Code Comuna Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2002)
Cautín (091) Temuco 09101 17 Temuco 464.0 245,347
09102 1 Carahue 1,340.6 25,696
09103 3 Cunco 1,906.5 18,703
09104 4 Curarrehue 1,170.7 6,784
09105 5 Freire 935.2 25.514
09106 6 Galvarino 568.2 12,596
09107 7 Gorbea 694.5 15,222
09108 8 Lautaro 901.1 32,218
09109 9 Loncoche 976.8 23,037
09110 10 Melipeuco 1,107.3 5,628
09111 11 Nueva Imperial 732.5 29,994
09112 12 Padre Las Casas 400.7 58,795
09113 13 Perquenco 330.7 6,450
09114 14 Pitrufquén 580.7 21,988
09115 15 Pucón 1,248.5 21,107
09116 16 Saavedra 400.8 14,034
09117 18 Teodoro Schmidt 649.9 15,504
09118 19 Toltén 860.4 11,216
09119 20 Vilcún 1,420.9 22,491
09120 21 Villarrica 1,291.1 45,531
09121 2 Cholchol 427.9 10,065
Total of Cautín province 18,409.0 667,920
Malleco (092) Angol
09201 22 Angol 1,194.4 48,996
09202 23 Collipulli 1,295.9 22,354
09203 24 Curacautín 1,664.0 16,970
09204 25 Ercilla 499.7 9,041
09205 26 Lonquimay 3,914.2 10,237
09206 27 Los Sauces 849.8 7,581
09207 28 Lumaco 1,119.0 11,405
09208 29 Purén 464.9 12,868
09209 30 Renaico 267.4 9,128
09210 31 Traiguén 908.0 19,534
09211 32 Victoria 1,256.0 33,501
Total of Malleco province 13,433.3 201,615
Total of the region 31,842.3 869,535

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Región de la Araucanía" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  2. "País y regiones por áreas urbana-rural: Actualización población 2002-2012 y Proyección 2013-2020" (XLS) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE). Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. "Sra. Intendenta y Ejecutiva del Gobierno Regional de La Araucanía" (in Spanish). Gobierno Regional de La Auracanía. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  4. "Volcán Lanín, Argentina/Chile". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 

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