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Biobio Map
Description : Map showing the administrative divisions of the Biobio region, Chile. Disclaimer
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  Provinces of Biobio Region  
ProvinceCapitalPop-2012Area(km.²)
AraucoLebu157,0525,463
BiobíoLos Angeles373,98114,988
ConcepciónConcepción959,3363,439
ÑubleChillán460,11313,179

Bio-Bio is an inland province located in the southern Chile surrounded by provinces of Concepcion, Malleco and Araucoon on its three sides and by Argentina in the East. The area of this province is 5246 sq. m.

Among the cities of Chile, this is one of the well-wooded and mountainous regions, exporting timber to a great level. The 'great trunk railway' running from Santiago S. to Puerto Montt crosses the west of this province of Chile and also connects it to the port of Concepcion. The capital of this province is Los Angeles, which is located at a distance of 151 m. to the east of the railway and is joined by a branch line.

According to population and productivity, it's the second most vital province of Chile, just after the Metropolitan Region. Bio Bio is famous for the various production industries and the fishing and iron industries. The Bio Bio province is also a hub of prospering cultural and educational activities.

Originally, Bio Bio was a Spanish fort for the outpost in the War of Arauco. The early name of the city was Santa Maria de Los Angeles, when it was founded in the year 1739 by Manso de Velasco. Eventually people started referring it as villa in 1748. Then the city was renovated with new buildings, Spanish military campaigns and went through a vast colonization. The city of Bio Bio is situated just in the direction of north to the Biobio River, which ads to the scenic beauty of this place.

Last Updated : April 15, 2014

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