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Administrative organization and biogeography

  • The region of the Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins is split into three provinces: Cachapoal, Cardenal Caro and Colchagua. It has a total of 33 comunas (counties).
  • A few comunas (counties) of the Colchagua province are Peralillo, Palmilla, Nancagua, Lolol and Chepica, among others.
  • The protected wild area found in the region are Palmas de Cocalan National Park and Rio de los Cipreses National Reserve.

Regional economy

  • Agriculture, and mainly the cultivation of fruit are some of the most important primary activities that take place in the region.
  • Besides copper and molybdenum, silver and gold are also extracted from the El Teniente mine.
  • This zone’s export products are shipped from other regions, because there are no ports here.

Tourist attractions

  • Pichilemu is nationally known as the surf capital.
  • The most important rodeo event held in the city of Rancagua is the Champion de Chile.
  • Chimbarongo is renowned for its whicker handicrafts.

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