San Fabián de Conuco

San Fabián de Conuco a fort four kilometers south of the town of Rafael, Chile. It was first established by governor Alonso de Sotomayor in 1584 to secure control of the Coelemu region between the Itata River and Concepcion. Destroyed, it later was restored in 1657 by order of governor Pedro Porter Casanate. The Mapudungun word means water of torcaza from сопu, the bird called the torcaza and from со "water".

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