From the Maule family it descended to the Dalhousies.
His consolidated empire extended from the river Ancasmayu north of Quito to the river Maule in the south of Chile.
Alexander Robert Maule Ramsay, third son of the 13th Earl of Dalhousie.
By the Chilean Central railway, and the river Maule gives access to the small port of Constitucion, at its mouth.
Some of the larger tributaries of these rivers, whose economic value has been equally great, are the Mapocho, which flows through Santiago and enters the Maipo from the north; the turbulent Cachapoal, which joins the Rapel from the north; the Claro, which waters an extensive part of the province of Talca and enters the Maule from the north; the Nuble, which rises in the higher Andes north of the peaks of Chillan and flows entirely across the province of Nuble to join the Itata on its western frontier; the Laja, which rises in a lake of the same name near the Argentine frontier in about lat.
The river Maule forms its northern boundary and drains its northern and north-eastern regions.