The Cautín province commune is in the Araucanía region, located 30 km (19 miles) north from Temuco. It was named after the Mapuche leader and strategist from the XVI century, famous by its feats during the Arauco war. His figure and wild rebelliousness were considered a source of inspiration and an example for the great personalities of the American independence struggle. The city of Lautaro was born after a fortress installed in 1881, during the expedition meant to integrate the Araucanía and was founded on February 18thof the same year. It is an interesting city situated along the Cautín river.