Nueva Toltén

Nueva Toltén is a Chilean town in Toltén commune, Cautín Province, Araucania Region.[1] It is located near the mouth of Toltén River that drains Villarrica Lake,[2] it is also 40 mi (64 km) SW of Temuco.[1] Nueva Toltén was founded after the original community, Toltén, was destroyed by the tsunami of the Great Chilean earthquake.[2] It has 2293 inhabitants.[citation needed] The name originates from the Mapuche language meaning "meeting place of different waters".[citation needed]

Nueva Toltén
Tolten
Comuna de Toltén.svg
Nueva Toltén is located in Chile
Nueva Toltén
Nueva Toltén
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 39°10′43″S 73°09′56″W / 39.17861°S 73.16556°W / -39.17861; -73.16556Coordinates: 39°10′43″S 73°09′56″W / 39.17861°S 73.16556°W / -39.17861; -73.16556
CountryFlag of Chile.svg Chile
RegionAraucanía
ProvinceCautín
CommuneToltén
MunicipalityToltén
Founded1866
Government
 • MayorRafael García Ferlice (UDI)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total11,216
Time zoneUTC-4 (Santiago)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (Santiago Verano)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cohen, Saul B., ed. (2008). The Columbia Gazetteer of the World: A to G. Vol. 1 (Second ed.). New York: Columbia University Press. p. 2747. ISBN 978-0-231-14554-1.
  2. ^ a b Herrmann-Lunecke, Marie Geraldine; Villagra, Paula (2020). "Community resilience and urban planning in tsunami-prone settlements in Chile". Disasters. 44 (1): 103–124. doi:10.1111/disa.12369. ISSN 1467-7717.

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