Magdalena Island, Aysén Region
|Native name: |
Isla Magdalena (Región de Aisén)
|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|
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.
- Islands of Chile @ United Nations Environment Programme
- World island information @ WorldIslandInfo.com
- South America Island High Points above 1000 meters
- United States Hydrographic Office, South America Pilot (1916)
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