Villarica and Imperial managed to hold out for three years but finally they, with Osorno, were reduced by starvation.
On the night of the 19th the volcano of Osorno was in action.
On his way back he founded, on the mainland a hundred miles south of Valdivia, the city of Osorno.
Osorno has more Teutons in proportion to its size than any city in Chile.
Three-quarters of Osorno's population is German, their numbers here being in excess of nine thousand.
An important town in the northern part of the province is Osorno, on the Rahue river, which is chiefly inhabited by Germans.