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Southern Chile

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The Southern Chile region is south of central Chile, but not as far south as Patagonia.

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Map of Southern Chile

Cities[edit]

  • 1 Concepción – Chile's second largest city
  • 2 Curacautín
  • 3 Frutillar – Especially Frutillar Bajo, a popular tourist destination due to its German history and nearby Osorno vulcano.
  • 4 Futaleufu
  • 5 Pucón – On the eastern shore of Villarrica Lake in the southeast of the region. Popular for hiking to the nearby Villarrica vulcano and Huerquehue National Park.
  • 6 Puerto Montt – Not that touristy, more a busy working city, but gateway for trips to the nearby Alerce Andino NAtional Park and Hornopirén further south.
  • 7 Puerto Varas – Similar to Frutillar but larger.
  • 8 Temuco – biggest city of the Araucanía
  • 9 Valdivia – city bordering the Calle-Calle river
  • 10 Villarrica – A beach town on Villarrica lake, like Pucón but a much more laid-back and relaxing option to stay in the region.

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The Southern Chile region consists of the four local government regions of Araucanía, Biobío, Los Lagos (which includes Chiloé Island) and Los Ríos.

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Spanish is widely spoken in all the region, but the southern people speak a bit slower than Santiaguinos. In the Araucanía region, the Mapudungun (the dialect spoken by Mapuche people) is used in rural communities, especially between elders.

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