Wellington Island

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the island in India, see Willingdon Island.
Wellington
Native name: Isla Wellington
Chili-Puerto Edén.jpg
Puerto Edén on Wellington Island in the foreground
Wellington is located in Chile
Wellington
Wellington
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 49°20′S 74°40′W / 49.333°S 74.667°W / -49.333; -74.667Coordinates: 49°20′S 74°40′W / 49.333°S 74.667°W / -49.333; -74.667
Area 5,555.7 km2 (2,145.1 sq mi)
Coastline 1,596.8 km (992.21 mi)
Highest elevation 1,463 m (4,800 ft)
Highest point Unnamed[1]
Administration
Region Magallanes
Province Última Esperanza Province
Commune Puerto Natales
Demographics
Ethnic groups Alacaluf
Additional information
NGA UFI=-901551

Wellington Island is an island west of Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Chile. It has an area of 5,556 km² and most of the island forms part of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. It is home to the last Kawésqar people, living in the village of Puerto Edén, the only inhabited place on the island.

See also[edit]

References[edit]