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Region of Maule

The region of Maule’s northern border is the Region of the Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins; its southern border is the region of Biobio; to the east it runs into Argentina and to the west in runs into the Pacific ocean.

– Its total population is 908,097 inhabitants (2002 Census), which equals 6% of the national population.

– The regional capital is Talca and, administratively, it is split into four provinces: Curico, Talca, Linares and Cauquenes.

Physical geography, hydrography and climate

– The Andean foothills are sedimentary in origin and are 420 km long and and have an average width of 30 to 45 km.

– In this region, the fluvial feeding system passes on to a nivo-pluvial one, but rain gains more importance.

– Four kinds of climate can be distinguished in this zone: warm, warm temperate, temperate and cold temperate.

Economy, biogeography and tourist attractions

– Agriculture is the main economic activity in the region.

– In the western sector of the Coastal mountain range, the sclerophyll forest is slowly replaced by the coastal deciduous forest.

– A few of the main tourist attractions of the province of Curico are: Los Queñes, Lloca, Vichuquen and Curico.
– Some of the main tourist attractions of the province of Talca are: the O’Higgins and Fine Arts museums, the beach town of Constitucion, Vilches, etc.

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