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 50 km2 (19 sq mi)
Established 1970
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 50 km2 (19 sq mi) 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.[1] Human crania from early prehistoric occupation have been recovered from this Pali Aike Crater site.[2]


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  1. ^ T. Moreno, 2005
  2. ^ G. Wisner, 2008