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Corcovado (volcano)


Corcovado Volcano is a stratovolcano located about 25 km south of the mouth of Yelcho River, in the Palena Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile. The glacially eroded volcano is flanked by Holocene cinder cones. The most distinctive feature of this volcano is its stepped top, similar to that of Puntiagudo Volcano. At its foot lies a series of beautiful lakes. Corcovado dominates the landscape of Gulf of Corcovado area and is visible from the Chiloe Island, if weather allows.

The volcano and the adjacent area form part of Corcovado National Park. The town of Chaiten was formerly the main gateway to this protected area.

See also

List of volcanoes in Chile

Chaiten (volcano) - the volcano 40 km North of Corcovado which erupted on May 2, 2008.

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