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In chapter thirty three of our collection, we have gotten to know the Region of Araucania. In order to see what and how much you have learned, we recommend you go over the tips, summaries and answer a few check up questions.

Region of Araucania

  • The northern border of the region of Araucania is the region of Biobio; the southern border is the region of los Rios; the eastern limit is Argentina and the western one is the Pacific ocean.
  • Its total population is 869,535 inhabitants (2002 Census), which equals 5.8 % of the national total.
  • The regional capital is Temuco and administratively it is split into two provinces: Malleco and Cautin.

Physical geography, hydrography and climate

  • The intermediate depression grows more undulated in this area.
  • There are three great hydrographic basins: the Imperial and Tolten rivers and great part of the great basin of the Biobio river.
  • There are four distinguishable types of climate in this region: warm temperate with a short four month dry season; rainy temperate with a Mediterranean influence; cold, rainy temperate and icy caused by altitude.

Economy, biogeography and tourist attractions

  • The main economic activities of the region are agriculture, livestock and the forest sector.
  • There is a laurel forest in the coastal area that has an understory with plenty of ferns and epiphytes.
  • A few of the main tourist attractions of the Malleco province are Angol, the Malleco viaduct, Capitan Patene and the Tolhuaca hot springs.

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