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Llanquihue is a Chilean commune and city in Llanquihue Province, Los Lagos Region. The city lies on the western shore of Lake Llanquihue, where the Maullín River starts. It is located north of Puerto Varas and south of Frutillar and is connected to both cities by Chile Highway 5.HistoryOn 19 June 1968, the government promulgated the law creating the Commune of Llanquihue. The National Congress approved the bill, which in its first article states: Commune Llanquihue Puerto Varas, Llanquihue Province, the capital is the town of Llanquihue.According to the National Congress argued senator Julio von Mühlenbrock, the reasons why particular importance to start this community are based mainly on the need to develop tourism in the area.A dialect of German is spoken by the people of this commune.DemographicsAccording to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Llanquihue spans an area of 420.8sqkm and has 16,337 inhabitants (8,141 men and 8,196 women). Of these, 12,728 (77.9%) lived in urban areas and 3,609 (22.1%) in rural areas. The population grew by 13.6% (1,951 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.Llanquihue is in Los Lagos Region. Take a look at our Chile road trip planner to refine the details of your trip to Llanquihue.
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