Liquiñe

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Liquiñe
Town
View of Liquiñe from the south
View of Liquiñe from the south
Liquiñe is located in Chile
Liquiñe
Liquiñe
Coordinates: 39°44′05″S 71°51′15″W / 39.73472°S 71.85417°W / -39.73472; -71.85417Coordinates: 39°44′05″S 71°51′15″W / 39.73472°S 71.85417°W / -39.73472; -71.85417
Country  Chile
Region Los Ríos
Province Valdivia
Municipality Panguipulli
Commune Panguipulli
Government
 • Type Municipal
 • Alcalde René Aravena Riffo
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2002 census [1])
 • Total 1,205
Time zone Chilean Standard (UTC-4 hours)
 • Summer (DST) Chilean Daylight (UTC-3 hours)
Area code(s) Country + town = 56 + 63

Liquiñe is a town in Liquiñe Valley, in Panguipulli commune, Valdivia Province, Chile. The area around the village is home to South America's densest collection of hot springs. There are literally hundred of sites where geothermal waters flow up out of the earth. The water emerges from the ground at roughly 176°F (80°C). Therefore, the water must be cooled before being fed into pools for bathing.

The Liquiñe Hot Springs feature geothermally-heated mineral water. Geologically it lies at the north end of the Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault.

The road to Carirriñe Pass goes through Liquiñe, allowing transit to and from Junín de los Andes in Argentina. However, this mountain pass is only open during the summer months of January and February.

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