Melinka is a Chilean town in Aisen Province, Aisen Region. It is the administrative center of the commune of Guaitecas since 1979. The settlement is named after the wife of the Lithuanian immigrant, F. A. Westhoff, who settled in the area when it was still part of Chiloe Province. The word melinka comes from Russian and means lovely.
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