Archipiélago de los Chonos

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

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