Temuco

Temuco is a city in southern Chile, located about 500 km south of Santiago. It is the capital of the Araucanía Region and is located at the confluence of the Río Malleco and the Río Biobío. Temuco is the second largest city in the region after Concepción. The city has a population of 298,601 (2012 census).

The city was founded by the European immigrants in 1881, and was originally named Nueva Imperial. It was renamed Temuco in 1885, after the Mapuche Temucuicui, who had led the resistance against the Spanish conquerors.

The city is an important commercial center and a major tourist destination in the Araucanía Region. The main attractions are the city's natural environment, its cultural heritage, and the nearby Andean volcanoes.

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