13 August 2006

Mapocho river

Mapocho river crosses Santiago. It is 110 Km long and flows from the Andes mountain range onto the west. It is believed that the word "Mapocho" is a misspelling of the mapudungun word "Mapuche", that means "people of the land". Mapudungun is the language spoken by the Mapuche, the original inhabitants of Central and Southern Chile. There is a very bold project to turn the Mapocho into a navigable river. Who knows, maybe in the not-too-distant future we can have our own bateaux mouches in Santiago!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Penelope said...

Hi Edu!...I know that by the river side you can find beautiful parks and a historic Train Station named "Estacion Mapocho", could you post a picture of the station?

8/14/2006 2:43 AM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

You got it... I'll visit the Mapocho Train Station and show you some pictures. It is now an important cultural center.

8/14/2006 3:54 AM  

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