Cochamó

Cochamó
Commune
Reloncaví Estuary with Yate volcano in the background and the town of Cochamó in the foreground.
Reloncaví Estuary with Yate volcano in the background and the town of Cochamó in the foreground.
Location of Cochamó commune in Los Lagos Region
Location of Cochamó commune in Los Lagos Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Cochamó
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 41°29′39″S 72°18′24″W / 41°29′39″S 72°18′24″W / -41.49417; -72.30667
CountryChile
RegionLos Lagos
ProvinceLlanquihue
Founded1979
Government[1][2]
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeCarlos Soto Sotomayor (PRSD)
Area[3]
 • Total3,910.8 km2 (1,510.0 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total3,908
 • Density1.00/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
 • Urban0
 • Rural4,363
Sex[3]
 • Men2,506
 • Women1,857
Time zoneCLT [4] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST)CLST [5] (UTC-3)
Area code(s)country 56 + city 65
WebsiteMunicipality of Cochamó

Cochamó is a Chilean town and commune located in Llanquihue Province, Los Lagos Region. The capital of the commune is the town of Río Puelo, which is named after the Puelo River.

History

This sprawling commune was established in 1979;[citation needed] its capital is the Rio Puelo community. Settlement in the area dates back to prehispanic times. Later, the town emerged from stages of consolidating permanent occupation of Cochamó. Recently, ecotourism has become a constantly growing activity in the area. The population of Cochamó is mostly of Spanish origin, with small numbers of Germans and Italians and one young Czech couple.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Cochamó
Cebuano: Cochamo
español: Cochamó
euskara: Cochamó
français: Cochamó
한국어: 코차모
italiano: Cochamó
lietuvių: Kočamas
Nederlands: Cochamó
português: Cochamó
română: Cochamó
русский: Кочамо
svenska: Cochamo
中文: 科查莫