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Melipeuco is a town and commune (comuna) in Chile, located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. Melipeuco is 12km from the southern entrance of the Conguillío National Park. The Nevados de Sollipulli, an ice-filled volcanic caldera surrounded by numerous hot water springs and geysers, lie south of the town. Lake Carilafquén is also located in this area. At the edge of the Nevados de Collipulli, at the Alpehue intersection 33km away, there are several hot springs with water from 40to, even in the middle of glacier blocks.DemographicsAccording to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Melipeuco spans an area of 1107.3sqkm and has 5,628 inhabitants (2,906 men and 2,722 women). Of these, 2,333 (41.5%) lived in urban areas and 3,295 (58.5%) in rural areas. The population grew by 5.9% (315 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.AdministrationAs a commune, Melipeuco is a third-level administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council, headed by an alcalde who is directly elected every four years. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Eduardo Navarrete Fuentes (UDI).Melipeuco is in Araucania Region. Make the most of your holiday in Melipeuco by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Chile trip planner .
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