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Castro is a city and comune in the Chileanmarker island of Chiloé Islandmarker. Castro is the capital of the Chiloé Province in the Los Lagos Regionmarker. It is Chile's third oldest city in continued existence. The city is located on Estero de Castro on the eastern coast of central Chiloé Island.

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Rodrigo de Quiroga as the temporary governor of Chile in 1567 lanched a campaign led by his son in law Captain Martín Ruiz de Gamboa to conquer the island of Chiloémarker, establishing the city of Castro there, and pacifiying its inhabitants, the Cuncos.

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