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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.


Map of Southern Chile


  • 1 Concepción – Chile's second largest city
  • 2 Curacautín
  • 3 Frutillar
  • 4 Futaleufu
  • 5 Pucón – beach town on Villarrica lake
  • 6 Puerto Montt – fast growing city
  • 7 Puerto Varas – biggest city and beach on Llanquihue lake
  • 8 Temuco – biggest city of the Araucanía
  • 9 Valdivia – city bordering the Calle-Calle river
  • 10 Villarrica – beach town on Villarrica lake

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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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