The Big Island of Chiloe

Is presented in stunning South Sea...

This group of islands is like a small country

that is part of Chile but intimately is very different

The Chiloé archipelago

characterized by a temperate climate with long rains...

The Big Island of Chiloe

and 40 smaller islands that are located nearby...

The Big Island of Chiloe

This group of islands is like a small country that is part of Chile but intimately is very different...

Archipelago of the call "The Big Island of Chiloe" and about 40 smaller islands that are located nearby. It is part of the tenth Lakes Region and is situated 90 kms. southwest of the city of Puerto Montt. In South America the island of Chiloe, 180 kms. length, 50 kms. wide and 9181.5 km2, is the second largest island of "Tierra del Fuego" after.

Administratively, the province of Chiloé is one of the four provinces of the region of Los Lagos and is, in turn, divided into 10 communes (Castro, Ancud, Quemchi Dalcahue Curaco Velez, Quinchao Puqueldón, Chonchi, Queilén and Quellón) being the provincial capital city of Castro, located almost in the middle of the island to the northeast.

Climate

Starring Rain...

The Chiloé archipelago is characterized by a temperate climate with long rains. The average temperature is about 11 º C. while rainfall levels ranging from about 2500 mm per year in the eastern part of the island to 4000 mm on the west coast.

Flora and Fauna

The originality of the Island...

Initially the vegetation of the island was like "Valdivian evergreen forest" whose most representative species are the myrtle, oak and hazel. Meanwhile in soils with poor drainage, such as those located in the Cordillera de la Costa, growing species such as larch and tepú.

Over time the native flora was affected by the action of the man who for more out of their land began to transform the ground in places unfit for cultivation. Many of these meadows are no longer productive and are populated by an introduced species, now property of the island and many sectors of Chile, called Ulex europaeus or "gorse", originally brought to fences but has now spread almost uncontrollably.

Among the main crops grown in Chiloé is the pope, having approximately 400 different types of tubers natural island.

On the other hand, the fauna that characterizes the island is given, between land mammals, the fox chilote or Darwin, and the horse pudú chilote or "Mampato" animal native to the island but a relative of the horse that measures less than 1.25 meters tall. Among marine mammals include sea lions and dolphins (species from the dolphin family) and blue whales that frequent though not chilotas the coast, you can see it especially in the area of the Gulf of Corcovado.

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