Carampangue is a small town in Biobío Region, Chile. The town is approximately 50 kilometers south of the regional capital, Concepción, and a borders the towns of Arauco and Ramadillas. Carampangue is split by a highway, with the two parts respectively referred to by residents as Carampangue Viejo (old Carampangue) and Carampangue Bajo (lower Carampangue). This division is not legal or administrative-it just makes giving directions easier.The name Carampangue is Mapudungun for green Nalca. Nalca is a fern like plant that grows in the area and is commonly eaten like celery with salt.