30 kilometers (17 miles) south from Temuco, it is located in the Pitrufquén commune, its name means “ashes place” and belongs to the Cautín province in the XI Araucanía region.
Its population is as diverse as rich in its origins, with an important Mapuche and Spanish legacy as well as from some immigrant settlers from France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, among others.
The main activities in the commune are the agricultural industry, cattle farming, forestry and industrial ones; standing out the production of milk and fine woods. The weather in Pitrufquén is warm, mild and rainy, present all year getting to an average of 17.4ºC (345.2°F) in summer and 8.0°C (176°F) in July.