Chiloé Island

Chile

Region

state
GeoPoint: -42.6767 , -73.9933  
CountryChile
Population154.8k

About Chiloé

Chiloé Island (Spanish: Isla de Chiloé), (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃi.loˈe]) also known as Greater Island of Chiloé (Isla Grande de Chiloé), is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago off the coast of Chile, in the Pacific Ocean. The island is located in southern Chile, in the Los Lagos Region. Of roughly rectangular shape, the southwestern half of the island is a wilderness of contiguous forests and swamps. Mountains in the island form a belt running from the northwestern to the southeasten corner of the island. Cordillera del Piuchén make up the northern mountains and the more subdued Cordillera de Pirulil gathers the southern mountains. The landscape of the northeastern sectors of Chiloé Island is dominated by rolling hills with a mosaic of pastures, forests and cultivated fields. While the western shores are rocky and relatively straight the eastern and northern shores contain many inlets, bays and peninsulas and it is here where all towns and cities lie. Geographically the bulk of the island is a continuation of the Chilean Coast Range, with the sea of Chiloé being a submerged portion of the Chilean Central Valley. The climate is cool temperate oceanic with Mediterranean precipitation pattern.

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Translations

chiloeko uharte handia (eu)insulo ĉiloe (eo)νήσος τσιλοέ (el)чилое (острів) (uk)чилоэ (остров) (ru)جزيرة شيلوي (ar)칠로에섬 (ko)チロエ島 (ja)奇洛埃岛 (zh)

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Area Info

  • Country: Chile
  • Population Info

    • Population: 154.8k inhabitants

    Sources: DBpedia
     — Date merged: 7/19/2021, 11:52:07 AM