Located in the Province of Valdivia, Niebla is the river link with the historical Corral county through a transport barge that sails each hour from one of the track terminals, crossing the Valdivia River. Niebla and Corral are truly touristic destinations, nevertheless, the barge, a major unit, also complies social tasks allowing the fluid communication of the Corral inhabitants toward the city of Valdivia, located 18 kms from Niebla.
The Valdivia River is formed by the Cruces River and the San Pedro Calle-Calle. The normal rain of the Province of Valdivia reaches 2.713 mm annually. The average temperature of the province is 12°C.
The main economic activities of the province are agriculture, milk cattle, forestry, fishing and tourism.
During the times of the Spanish Conquest, the bay of Corral and its surroundings were fortified due to the fear to pirates and corsairs. Many of those forts with their cannons still stand today, and are visited by tourists from around the world. Near those forts, nice restaurants are found with special dedication to ocean fish and shellfish.
The province of Valdivia holds the sad record of having suffered the strongest earthquake ever registered, with 8.75 degrees on the Richter scale, and XI to XII degrees on the Mercalli scale, which happened together with a tsunami that wiped out all the near-the-rivers homes and installations. That phenomenon, occurred on May 22nd 1960, ended the coastal transport which until that date used to link by sea the regional commerce with the rest of the country.
Barcaza de transporte: “Don Fernando”
- Loa: 28 metros
- manga: 9 metros
- Construcción: 2001
- Potencia: 2 x 373 HP
- TRG: 160
- Cubierta útil: 216 m2