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Osorno

(ōsōr`nō), city (1990 est. pop. 117,400), Los Lagos region, S central Chile, in the heart of the lake district. Osorno is chiefly an agricultural processing and distribution center. Founded in 1558, it was later destroyed by the Araucanians and was reestablished in 1796 by order of Ambrosio O'HigginsO'Higgins, Ambrosio
, 1720?–1801, Spanish colonial administrator, b. Ballinary, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Educated at Cádiz, Spain, under the care of his uncle, who was a Jesuit, he went to South America as a trader.
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. An influx of immigrants in the latter half of the 19th cent. has given Osorno the atmosphere of a German town. It has an active tourist trade. Osorno Volcano, 8,701 ft (2,652 m), a picturesque stratovolcano whose glacier-clad conical peak is reminiscent of Mt. Fuji, is southeast of the city. It last erupted in 1869.

Osorno

 

a city in southern Chile and capital of Osorno Province. Population, 116,000 (1971). The city is linked by railroad and highway with the cities of Puerto Montt and Valdivia. Osorno is the center of an agricultural region (wheat, livestock farming for meat and milk). The main industry is food processing. Founded in 1558, the city was damaged by an earthquake in 1960.

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It is even difficult to get a single glimpse of the Cordillera: during our first visit, once only the volcano of Osorno stood out in bold relief, and that was before sunrise; it was curious to watch, as the sun rose, the outline gradually fading away in the glare of the eastern sky.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 21, 1994--Citibank is pleased to announce the establishment of an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program for Banco Osorno y La Union, the fourth largest private sector bank in Chile and the first Chilean bank to list on the NYSE.
According to the offering circular, Banco Osorno was founded in 1908 and provides a wide range of banking services throughout Chile, both to individuals and companies through its 74 full-service branches and 37 special payment centers.
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