About Coihaique

Coihaique  also spelled Coyhaique in Patagonia, is the capital city of both the Coihaique Province and the AysÚn Region of Chile. Founded by settlers in 1929, it is a young city. Until the twentieth century, Chile showed little interest in exploiting the remote AisÚn region. The Carretera Austral road opened in the 1980s