This is a region of Chile. Spanish is widely spoken in all the region, but the southern people speak a bit slower than Santiaguinos. In the Araucanía region, the Mapudungun is used in rural communities, especially between elders.
Popular in Southern Chile
Concepción is the second largest city of Chile with a population of over 900,000 as of 2002.
The Cochamó Valley is in the Lakes Region of Chile. The valley is known as the Yosemite of Chile, a term and comparison first coined by Seattle Times reporter Bill Dietrich, who wrote about his horseback trek and visit in 1997.
Pucón is a small touristy town in the middle of the southern lake district in Chile.
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In Southern Chile
Chiloé Island is in Chile. The time to visit this island is definitely in the summer.
Puerto Varas is a city in Southern Chile, in the Los Lagos Region, Llanquihue Province.
Valdivia is in Southern Chile.
Frutillar is a small town in the Los Lagos region of Chile on the shores of Lake Llanquihue.
Temuco is a commercial center for Southern Chile and has little to offer the tourist.
Villarrica is in Chile's Lakes District. Bus- overnights to/from Santiago leave daily.
The Rivers Region of southern Chile has not only rivers but also lakes, mountains, volcanoes, virgin forests, ecological parks and ocean beaches.
Futaleufu is a small town in the Andes 10km from the Argentine border. Useful tourist information centre on main square.
Araucanía is in Chile. Its capital and main city is Temuco. There are important touristic poles as Villarrica's Lake where are located towns as Pucón and Villarrica located in the southeastern of the region.
Southern Chile Map