With its lakes, rivers and volcanoes, Los Ríos Region is considered as one of the most beautiful zones of the country and one of the main tourism destinations of the country. Located at the south of Chile, it has a surface of 18,429.5 km2 and a population of 380 thousand inhabitants (INE 2017).

The beauty and diversity of its flora and fauna is expressed in all its splendor in the so-called Valdivian Rainforest, unique template and rainy forest of South America and natural scenario of exclusive flora and fauna species.

Climatic change and consequences on droughts all over the world, have not affected Los Ríos Region. On the contrary, it is one of the zones with more water availability water in the country: Its annual precipitation average is of 1,271 mm (DGAC,2016).

Thanks to the Antarctic Circumpolar and Humboldt Currents, their marine species are rich in diversity and nutrients. In addition, their low intensity magnetic field influences the high antioxidant properties of their plants and food, a well-know characteristic for the benefits to health.

Valdivia city, founded in 1552, is the regional capital of Los Ríos and owner of one of the most beautiful natural environments of the country. Surrounded by an impressive river network, the most important shipyards of the country locate in their river banks.

The presence of Universidad Austral has marked the seal of Valdivia: active citizens in public life with high environmental commitment and profuse cultural life. It is considered the most innovative city, the second most competitive city and the third with higher life quality in Chile – public, educational and entrepreneurial world live tightly together therein.


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