Magdalena Island, Aysén Region

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This article is about an island in the Aysén Region. For other uses, see Magdalena Island.
Magdalena Island
Native name: Isla Magdalena (Región de Aisén)
Aysén Region
Magdalena Island, indicated by the red arrow
Geography
Coordinates 44°35′44″S 73°11′25″W / 44.59556°S 73.19028°W / -44.59556; -73.19028Coordinates: 44°35′44″S 73°11′25″W / 44.59556°S 73.19028°W / -44.59556; -73.19028
Adjacent bodies of water Pacific ocean
Area 2,025 km2 (782 sq mi)
Coastline 435.5 km (270.61 mi)
Highest elevation 5,446 ft (1,659.9 m)
Highest point Mount Montalat
Country
Region Aisén
Additional information
NGA UFI=-891257

Magdalena Island is an island in Aysén Region of southern Chile. The island is located between the Moraleda Channel and the Puyuhuapi Channel, and belongs partially to the Isla Magdalena National Park. The United States Hydrographic Office assigns four different names for this island: Isla de Cay, Isla Desierto, Isla Magdalena, and Isla de Motalat.

This large island extends into the continental coast, from which it is divided by the channels just mentioned. In its central part the extinct volcano Montalat rises to a height of 5,446 feet. The crater is at all times full of snow. In. the west coast of the island is Pangal Inlet, which is of no use to navigation. Five miles farther north of this is Senec Island, low and sloping, forming a good day mark, which should be left to the eastward in passing.

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