La Huerta, or Huerta de Mataquito is a village (aldea) or small town near the north bank of the Mataquito River, in the Hualane commune, in the Curico Province, in the Maule Region, of Chile. It is 45 kilometers west of the city of Curico.
Nearby to the northeast is the Cerro Chiripilco and the monument commemorating the death of Lautaro in the Battle of Mataquito that is thought to have been fought at its foot near the Mataquito River.
Francisco Solano Asta Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Diccionario geografico de la Republica de Chile, Segunda Edicion Corregida y Aumentada, Nueva York, D. Appelton y Compania, 1899. Pg. 319, Huerta de Mataquito
Google Satelite Map of La Huerta, Hualane commune, Curico Province, Maule Region, Chile Note photos of nearby Cerro Chiripilco and the monument commemorating the death of Lautaro.
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