Quinchao Island

Quinchao Island is an island in Chiloé Province, Chile, off the east coast of Chiloé Island. It includes the communes of Quinchao and Curaco de Vélez. Main towns are Achao and Curaco de Vélez. Quinchao Island is separated from Chiloé Island by Dalcahue Channel in the northwest of the island.

Quinchao Island
Native name:
Isla Quinchao
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Church of Quinchao
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Islands around Quinchao
Geography
Coordinates42°28′59″S 73°28′59″W / 42.483°S 73.483°W / -42.483; -73.483Coordinates: 42°28′59″S 73°28′59″W / 42.483°S 73.483°W / -42.483; -73.483
Adjacent bodies of waterPacific ocean
Area135 km2 (52 sq mi)
Administration
RegionLos Ríos
ProvinceChiloé Province
CommuneQuinchao, Curaco de Vélez
Demographics
Population12,000
Additional information
NGA UFI -898433