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Chiloé

(chēlōā`), island (3,241 sq mi/8,394 sq km), a part of Los Lagos region, off S Chile. It is separated from the mainland by the Corcovado and Ancud gulfs and the Chacao Channel; the waters around the island are used as nursery by blue whales. It is the largest of the Chilean islands and the only one that has been successfully settled. A rainy climate favoring the growth of wet and dense evergreen forests makes it one of the world's last virgin frontiers. Nevertheless, the settlers have been able to raise wheat and potatoes and to export timber. The population is concentrated around Ancud and Castro; the former was totally destroyed and the latter badly damaged by an earthquake in 1960. Wrested from the natives by the Spanish in 1567, Chiloé was the last stronghold of Spanish royalists, who were not driven out until 1826.

Chiloé

 

an island off the coast of southern Chile. The Isla de Chiloé is separated from the South American mainland by the Chacao Strait, the Golfo de Ancud, and the Golfo Corcovado. The island is approximately 8,000 sq km in area and reaches a maximum elevation of 820 m. A hilly plain lies in the eastern part of the island; the eastern coastline is highly indented.

Chiloé has a temperate oceanic climate. The average monthly temperature varies from 7° to 14°C; precipitation averages 2,000 to 3,000 mm annually. The island has evergreen mixed forests. The inhabitants engage in logging, commercial fishing, and oystering. Ancud is the principal city and port of the Isla de Chiloé.

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Her childhood nanny was from Chiloe, and she recalls being enraptured by local folklore: "I always associated the islands with everything mysterious, everything good in life that was forbidden.
Hasta ahora, el jamon de Chiloe no ha sido estudiado con suficiente profundidad por la comunidad academica, a pesar del fuerte interes que despierta la cultura de esta isla.
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Ahora bien, a la luz de las transformaciones socioeconomicas ocurridas a partir de la ultima parte del siglo XX en Chiloe, resulta evidente la capacidad del mercado para inmiscuirse en la vida social mucho mas alla del ambito estrictamente economico (Foucault, 2007) y modificar, por ejemplo, la fisonomia de las festividades tradicionales, cuestion comun a otros territorios latinoamericanos (Marques de Melo, 2008).
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Debido a la dificultad de acceso a los archipielagos australes--por ser la navegacion riesgosa a causa de la crudeza de los vientos y la existencia de temibles golfos--, la lejania, la falta de interes economico en ellos y la pobreza de una provincia aislada y encerrada en si misma para sobrevivir (Urbina 2012 [1983]), como en otros lugares de frontera, los espanoles de Chiloe fueron conociendo el espacio que no ocupaban a traves de expediciones de reconocimiento (Hanisch 1982).
After a two-day stopover in Santiago, Chile's capital city, where Salina, a new friend and movie fan, said Chiloe Island, also known as Chiloe Grande, reminded her of "the shire," I wasn't sure what we'd find.
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