Isla Magdalena National Park
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|Isla Magdalena National Park|
|Location||Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile|
|Nearest city||Puerto Cisnes|
|Area||1,576 km2 (608 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Corporación Nacional Forestal|
The Isla Magdalena national park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Isla Magdalena ) is a 1,576 km2 (608 sq mi) protected area in Magdalena Island, Patagonia, Chile. It was created in 1967 as Forest Reserve and was reclassified as a National Park in 1983.
Puerto Gaviota in the south of the national park is considered particularly noteworthy. In addition to larger Atilio island in the north, there are a number of smaller islands in the national park.
The national park is characterized by a variety of sea-birds (including penguins and cormorants) and vegetation typical of the moderate-cold zone. The Isla Magdalena climate has an annual average temperature of 6 to 8 °C (43 to 46 °F) and an annual precipitation of approximately 4,000 mm (157 in) per year.
The highest point of the park is Mentolat Volcano at 1,660 m (5,446 ft).
- Translation from the German Wikipedia site.
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