Archipiélago de los Chonos

Chonos, Archipiélago de los


an archipelago off southern Chile, between 44° S lat and the Taitao Peninsula. The islands include Melchor and James. The archipelago is separated from the mainland by the Moraleda Channel. The maximum elevation is 1,680 m. Mixed evergreen forests grow on the islands. There is fishing in the area.