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


Map of Southern Chile


  • 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.


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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