Capital of the commune of the same name, and belonging to the Cautín province in the Araucanía region, Gorbea is located between the Maulén and Lau Lau hills, 47 km (29 miles) from Temuco, with Quitratúe and Lastarria as its two urban centers, bordering north with Pitrufquén, west with Toltén and south with Loncoche and Villarrica.
The city is known by a rural atmosphere, kind and simple, which offers beautiful landscapes and a rich flora and fauna variety. The weather is warm, mild and rainy, temperatures vary from 17.2º (342°F) in summer and 7.6º (168°F) in the middle of winter.