Its name means “waterfall” and is located 68 km (42 miles) from Angol and 89 km (55 miles) from Temuco. Since its foundation times, this city was characterized by its economic dynamism, which made the area quickly known for its enterprise. It has been historically known as “the Chilean barn”, because of its great wheat production registered by the end of the XIX and beginning of the XX centuries. In addition, the first electrical train started its operation, in 1901, here in South America.
Today the city is known abroad by its important timber production, as well as the furniture industry, since the manufactured quality items have found great reception nationally and internationally.