Temuco


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Temuco

(tāmo͞o`kō), city (1990 est. pop. 211,700), capital of Araucania region, S central Chile, on the Cautín River. It is a commercial city dealing in cattle, lumber, wheat, and fruit. Temuco, founded in 1881, was the point from which the colonization of S Chile was begun, chiefly by German immigrants. The region was occupied by indigenous Araucanians; on a hill near Temuco, the treaty ending the last serious Araucanian uprising was signed (1881). The city has suffered damage from earthquakes, most recently in 2010. Temuco has an Araucanian museum.

Temuco

 

a city in Chile, situated in the Central Valley. Capital of Cautín Province. Population, 109,000 (1972). Temuco has a railroad station and is the trade center of an agricultural region. It has enterprises of the woodworking, leather, paper, and flourmilling industries.

Temuco

a city in S Chile: agricultural trading centre. Pop.: 287 000 (2005 est.)
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