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Llanquihue Province
Provincia de Llanquihue
Llanquihue Lake and the Osorno Volcano
Llanquihue Lake and the Osorno Volcano
Official seal of Llanquihue Province
Location in the Los Lagos Region
Location in the Los Lagos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Llanquihue Province
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 41°20′S 72°50′W / 41.333°S 72.833°W / -41.333; -72.833
RegionLos Lagos
CapitalPuerto Montt
List of 9:
  • Calbuco
  • Cochamó
  • Fresia
  • Frutillar
  • Llanquihue
  • Los Muermos
  • Maullín
  • Puerto Montt
  • Puerto Varas
 • TypeProvincial
 • GovernorLeticia Oyarce Kruger (UDI)
 • Total14,876.4 km2 (5,743.8 sq mi)
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total368,127
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men162,636
 • Women158,857
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[2])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[3])
Area code56 + 65
WebsiteGovernment of Llanquihue

Llanquihue Province (Spanish: Provincia de Llanquihue) is one of four provinces of the Chilean region of Los Lagos (X). Its capital is Puerto Montt. Chile's second largest lake, Lake Llanquihue, is located in the province as well as four volcanoes: Osorno, Calbuco, Puntiagudo and Cerro Tronador.

European settlement of Llanquihue began in 1852 when Germans were encouraged to immigrate to southern Chile. A century later in 1945 a new wave of Jewish refugees came from Germany.[4]

The region is well known for the beauty of its natural environment as well as for the food and seafood from the ports of Puerto Montt and Calbuco.

  1. ^ a b c "Territorial division of Chile" (PDF) (in Spanish). National Statistics Institute. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  3. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Colonización alemana en Llanquihue Archived 2013-01-16 at the Wayback Machine

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