Curacautín

Curacautín

(Stone of meeting)

Curacautin on winter season, Chile.

Curacautin on winter season, Chile.

The natural scenes of Curacautín area can astonish you,  the zone strikes by its virgin nature, counting with the  Conguillío  national park and Tolhuaca national park and the of Manzanar, and Nalca Malalcahuello national reserves within is territory.

Curacautín was a mandatory pass for pehuenches because they used to lived to the both end of the mountain range of the Andes, and they left in summer to collect pinions (eatable seed of the Araucaria), and today still continues an important nutritional contribution for the people of the land.

The commune of Curacautín approximately covers a surface with 1.031,48 miles square. Has a population of 18,000 inhabitants. Limits to the north with the commune of Collipulli and a small part of the commune of Santa Barbara, (VIII the Region), and the south with the commune of Melipeuco.

By its privileged mountain range location, the zone of Curacautín is an international pass, it connects through  the Las Raíces Tunnel  with Lonquimay and the international pass of Pine Hachado and Icalma.

History

The fort of Curacautín was founded in March 12 of 1882 by Don Gregorio Urrutia Venegas, time of the occupation of the Araucanía.

While, between the years 1913-1915 the railroad arrives to the commune of Curacautín, and the Municipality settles conceding a major dynamism to the zone.

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