Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > South > El Vergel

Environment and Location

The El Vergel people inhabited the central valleys and coastal zone of southern Chile between the Bío Bío and Toltén rivers, in what is now called the Araucania Region. The climate here is temperate, with the Nahuelbuta Mountains acting as a natural barrier to produce a climate in this valley that is drier and less cold. The predominant vegetation here is temperate rainforest.