The Region of La Araucanía is one of the sixteen regions into which Chile is divided. Its capital is the city of Temuco. Located in the center of the country, it borders to the northwest and north with the Biobío Region, to the east with Argentina, to the south with the Los Ríos Region and to the west with the Pacific Ocean. It has an area of 31 858 km² and a population of 1 046 322 inhabitants. According to the projection of the INE of 2014, being the ninth region with the largest regional extension in Chile and the fifth most populated, behind the Metropolitan regions of Santiago, Valparaíso, Biobío and Maule. The region is composed of the provinces of Cautín and Malleco.
The most important cities in the region are Temuco, Angol, Villarrica, Victoria, Lautaro and Pucón. Its main urban center is the Great Temuco with 358 541 inhabitants, followed by Villarrica with 55 478 inhabitants.