Puerto Cisnes

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Puerto Cisnes
Town
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Puerto Cisnes
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 44°45′S 72°42′W / 44.750°S 72.700°W / -44.750; -72.700Coordinates: 44°45′S 72°42′W / 44.750°S 72.700°W / -44.750; -72.700
Country Chile
Region Aisén
Province Aisén
Commune Cisnes
Area
 • Total 16,093 km2 (6,214 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[1]
 • Total 5,739
 • Density 0.36/km2 (0.92/sq mi)
Area code(s) 56 + ?
Climate Cfb

Puerto Cisnes (Spanish for: "port swans") is a town and seaport in Cisnes commune, Aysén Province, Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region in the Chilean Patagonia. The town is on the Puyuhuapi Channel at the outflow of Cisnes River.

The town is located in the northwestern portion of the Aysén Region, an area that includes numerous islands, fjords and channels. The major island is Magdalena Island, which contains the national park that bears its name. Queulat National Park straddles the border between this commune and Lago Verde. Much of the commune area is covered with a lush vegetation and is divided by the Moraleda Channel. The main mountain of the area is Melimoyu volcano.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Puerto Cisnes (1986–2015)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
19.4
(66.9)
17.2
(63)
13.6
(56.5)
10.5
(50.9)
8.6
(47.5)
7.8
(46)
8.9
(48)
11.5
(52.7)
13.6
(56.5)
15.4
(59.7)
17.6
(63.7)
13.6
(56.5)
Average low °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
8.3
(46.9)
6.7
(44.1)
5.1
(41.2)
3.3
(37.9)
2.0
(35.6)
1.2
(34.2)
1.8
(35.2)
3.4
(38.1)
4.6
(40.3)
5.8
(42.4)
7.6
(45.7)
4.9
(40.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 181
(7.13)
131
(5.16)
209
(8.23)
269
(10.59)
378
(14.88)
393
(15.47)
341
(13.43)
353
(13.9)
242
(9.53)
245
(9.65)
227
(8.94)
172
(6.77)
3,142
(123.7)
Average relative humidity (%) 84 85 83 86 86 85 87 86 84 82 80 75 84
Source: Atlas Agroclimatico de Chile[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Institute of Statistics" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Atlas Agroclimático de Chile–Estado Actual y Tendencias del Clima (Tomo VI: Regiones de Aysén y Magallanes" (in Spanish). Universidad de Chile. 2017. pp. 122–131. Retrieved 23 April 2018.