Wellington Island

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Wellington Island
Native name: Isla Wellington
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Puerto Edén on Wellington Island in the foreground
Islands and Bodies of water between Golfo de Penas and the Straits of Magellan

Wellington Island (Chile)
Coordinates 49°20′S 74°40′W / 49.333°S 74.667°W / -49.333; -74.667Coordinates: 49°20′S 74°40′W / 49.333°S 74.667°W / -49.333; -74.667
Adjacent bodies of water Pacific ocean
Area 5,555.7 km2 (2,145.1 sq mi)
Coastline 1,596.8 km (992.21 mi)
Highest elevation 1,463 m (4,800 ft)
Highest point Unnamed[1]
Region Magallanes
Province Última Esperanza Province
Commune Puerto Natales
Ethnic groups Alacaluf
Additional information
NGA UFI=-901551

Wellington Island is an island west of Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Chile. It has an area of 5,556 km² and most of the island forms part of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. It is home to the last Kawésqar people, living in the village of Puerto Edén, the only inhabited place on the island.


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