Temuco, city, southern Chile. It lies on the Río Cautín.
It was established in 1881 as a frontier outpost after the land was given to Chile by the Araucanian Indians, who had long lived in the area, in a treaty made on neighbouring Cerro (Hill) Nielol.
The entrance of European residents, particularly Germans, enhanced Temuco’s development.
Wheat, apples, cattle, lumber, barley, oats, and a variety of other items are processed.
Temuco is home to a military airbase, a cathedral, a university, and a number of missionary schools.
Temuco, which is connected to Chile’s lake district to the south and Conguillio National Park to the northeast through the Pan-American Highway and the main north-south train, is the starting point for the Volcán ski resort (Volcano)