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Encyclopedia > Biobio river

The Bio-Bio River is a river in Chile. It originates in the Andes and flows 380 km to the Gulf of Arauco on the Pacific Ocean. It was the tradicional borderline betweeen southern mapuche self ruled areas and northern spanish ruled Chile. For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... Note that the geology in this article currently reflects views from the first decade of the 20th century. ... The Mapuche are the pre-Hispanic inhabitants of Central and Southern Chile and Argentina. ...


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Chile - Explorations (1572 words)
Known as the Lake District, it is a region where azure, mirrored lakes hold the reflections of ice-capped volcanoes, ancient trees and, of course, the indomitable Andes.
It is little wonder that the Mapuche Indians fought the Incas and the Spanish back across the Biobio during the 15th and 16th centuries: such a land would be hard to surrender.
Many are joined by rivers and streams, which along with the lakes ofter some of Chile's best freshwater fishing.
ECOBIOBIO (1506 words)
Historical records indicate that the name Biobio is a modification of the onomatopoeic sound (def.: a word that imitates the sound of the thing it defines) "hui-hui" or "vyi-vyi", the sound waves make when they are preparing to break.
In 1610 the Biobio river is proposed as the divisory line and this is officialized in 1641 during the first parliament in Quillin.
Today the river's waters are used intensively in industrial activities and more recently to generate hydroelectric energy, in the Pangue Dam and the future Ralco Dam though this last Dam is still subject of a raging controversy.
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