Chaiten, Chile

Chaitén is a town in Palena Province, Chile. The town is on the east coast of the Gulf of Corcovado. It covers 8,471 sq km (3,271 sq mi) and until 2008, had a population of some 8,000 people. The Río Blanco during the eruption of the Chaitén volcano Javier Ribilar The eruption of the Chaitén […]

Curico, Chile

Curicó is the capital of Curicó Province in the Maule Region of Chile. It covers 1,328 sq km (512.9 sq mi) and has a population of 125,000 people (2012 estimate). Curicó, Chile Qwerty242 Curicó is located 183 km (114 mi) south of Santiago, on the Guaiquillo River. The city is within the Chilean Central […]

Cajamarca, Peru

Cajamarca is a city on the northwestern highlands of Peru. It serves as the provincial and regional capital of the eponymous province and region. The city has a population of 220,000 people (2011 estimate). More on Cajamarca Located 2,700 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, Cajamarca enjoys a mild climate and plenty of sunshine. Tourists […]

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco is a town at the head of Aisén Fjord, in Aisé Province, Aisén Region, Chile. It was named after the Battle of Chacabuco of 1817. Puerto Aisén was once the main port in the Aisén Fjord until the eruption of Mount Hudson volcano in 1991. The resulting ashes and erosion made the area […]


Chile is a long and narrow country in South America. It measures some 4,200 kilometers from north to south, but is never more than 180 km at its widest. It is bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage to the far south. It is […]