Pali-Aike National Park

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Pali-Aike National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Cueva de Pali-Aike.jpg
Location Magallanes Region, Chile
Nearest city Punta Arenas
Coordinates 52°06′S 69°44′W / 52.100°S 69.733°W / -52.100; -69.733Coordinates: 52°06′S 69°44′W / 52.100°S 69.733°W / -52.100; -69.733
Area 5,030 ha (12,429 acres)[1]
Established October 23, 1970 (1970-10-23)
Visitors 2,537[2] (in 2016)
Governing body Corporación Nacional Forestal

The Pali-Aike National Park is a park located in the Magallanes Region of the Chilean Patagonia. Pali-Aike is a Tehuelche name that means Desolate Place. Created in 1970, it covers an area of 5,030 hectares (12,429 acres)[1] and includes part of the Pali-Aike Volcanic Field. The park draws its name from a prominent volcanic cone known as the Pali Aike Crater.[3] Human crania from early prehistoric occupation have been recovered from this Pali Aike Crater site.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Parks of Chile". CONAF. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Visitor Statistics" (PDF). National Forest Corporation (Chile). 31 January 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  3. ^ T. Moreno, 2005
  4. ^ G. Wisner, 2008

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