Iglesia San Sebastián de Panguipulli

Panguipulli (from Mapudungun pangipülli, "Cougar land", or maybe pangipüllü "Cougar spirit", the etymon of origin is uncertain, because the Mapuche language has a vocal that Castilian) is a municipality located in the province Valdivia, in the Los Ríos Region XIV. Integra along with the communes of Futrono, Lago Ranco, Los Lagos, Paillaco, Rio Bueno and La Union Precinct No. 54 and belongs to the 16th Senatorial District.

It has a population of 32,617 inhabitants (2012 census preleminar1) and an area of ​​3.332km ². It borders the districts of Villarrica, Los Lagos, Lanco and Futrono as well as Argentina. Panguipulli is also known as the "Commune of Seven Lakes", since in its territory the lakes Calafquén Pullinque, Pellaifa, Neltume Riñihue, Pirihueico and Panguipulli, whose bank is the town of the same name, header commune.

Church Panguipulli two towers, built in 1947 by the Capuchin

His earliest known inhabitants were the Mapuche who peopled its banks. While the people of Panguipulli was officially founded in 1946, are known written records to his name since 1776. The first known settler of the name was William Angermaier, who had come to the place around 1885. Later the city became a mission of Capuchin priests, who settled in the place, generating first settlement itself, building schools, boarding schools and a church, built in 1947 at the hands of Father Barnabas Lucerne.

In Panguipulli descendants live today the first indigenous inhabitants of the area, some still grouped in communities and descendants of Chileans who came from other parts of the country and some German settlers.

Panguipulli lived its heyday with the logging boom following the construction of the railway branch, no longer exists today. Currently experiencing a resurgence due to increased tourism promoted by its geography and surrounding resorts.

Tourism is an activity currently taking a major boost in the "Destination Sietelagos" flag with which the commune of Panguipulli positions in national and international markets. In the last 8 years there has been a planned and agreed between the public and private sector, where the Municipality of Panguipulli and Chile Emprende Program stakeholders have been for the development and strengthening of tourism, productive sector in which it is possible to find products designed in the pattern of demand to visit the area, which include circuits for its seven lakes, the thermal route, tourist corridor that begins in the resort of Coñaripe and ending Liquiñe area, where you can also find more concentration of hot springs in Chile, which are for all tastes and financial possibilities of those who dare to visit. It is important to communicate our future visitors has Efforts are underway to certify tourist guide services, accommodation, tourism operators and agancias for our human resources who work directly in tourism has the tools to deliver more efecientes best us to our visitors.

You can also find activities like Rafting (mainly in summer), you can kayak and river cruise, there are small entrepreneurs who have horseback riding services, traditional food, rural tourism, trekking, ethnic products, flora and fauna, Snow photography and mop and Choshuenco volcanoes, where it is currently more marketable reserve activities Huilo (access through the town of Neltume), but it works to improve industry conditions Choshuenco Volcano (access through the town of Choshuenco and Enco) to enable access to the reserve Choshuenco Mocho, which will be enhanced with the special interest tourism and scientific tourism through a public road, which makes a difference to the access of the private reserve Huilo.

Tourism can be done all year, only to be atraver to know and live new sensations within Chile.


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Copyright: Luis A. Romero Pavez (Wro Ke N)
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Taken: 18/02/2012
Uploaded: 08/02/2013
Updated: 30/09/2014


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