Information about Temuco
Temuco is the capital of the IX Region (Region of Araucania). It has approximately 211,000 inhabitants. This is of Mapuche land and traditions, making it highly recommended to visit Mapuche fairs and museums.
The area economy is focused primarily on livestock and agriculture, but lately has had a successful tourism boom.
The city of Temuco, like several others in this area, was born from a strong and has long been known as the Capital of the border, this was part of the territory so earnestly advocated by the Mapuche.
In fact, Temuco Chile had already been established when more than half a century of independence, on 24 February 1881 by Don Manuel Recabarren. After the signing in 1881 the final peace treaty with the Mapuche. The early arrival of the railroad as European immigrants he meant a very rapid development.