Los Ríos Region
The Los Ríos Region is one of the sixteen regions in which the Republic of Chile is divided. Its capital is Valdivia. Located in the south of the country, it borders on the north with the region of La Araucanía, on the east with Argentina, on the south with the Los Lagos region and on the west with the Pacific Ocean. It has an area of 18,429.5 km² and a population of 384,837 inhabitants according to the 2017 census. The region is composed of the provinces of Valdivia and del Ranco, and the regional capital is the city of Valdivia.
The region of Los Ríos arose from the segregation of the province of Valdivia of the Los Lagos region on October 2,2007, when Act No.20174 came into force.