Lago Las Torres National Reserve

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Lago Las Torres National Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Lago Las Torres - Chile.jpg
Las Torres Lake
Location  Chile
Coordinates 44°48′S 72°12′W / 44.800°S 72.200°W / -44.800; -72.200Coordinates: 44°48′S 72°12′W / 44.800°S 72.200°W / -44.800; -72.200
Area 165.16 km² [1]

Lago Las Torres National Reserve is a national nature reserve of southern Chile's Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region.[2]The reserve is marginally traversed by the Carretera Austral, which borders the eastern shore of Las Torres Lake. The reserve is named for that lake, but it is not contained within the reserve's boundaries. It is located 125 km north of Coyhaique and is bordered by Argentina to the east.[1] Cisnes River approximately marks its northern border.

This protected area was established in 1969 as a national park.[1] This designation was changed in 1982 to a national reserve.[1]

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