The archipelago of Chiloé can be found in southern Chile. It is made up of the Isla Grande de Chiloé together with countless smaller islands and minor islets. The archipelago has a surface area of 9,181 km². The archipelago of Chiloé was formed by the sinking of the Chilean coastal range, only the peaks of which rise up above the surface of the ocean. The main Island of Chiloé has a rectangular shape, with protuberances at the Lacuy peninsula, the Rilán peninsula and indents formed by the Bay of Cucao and the Dalcahue channel. The western coast is exposed to the Pacific Ocean and is steep and with no natural ports.
Climate in Chiloé
The climate on the Chiloé islands is temperate and rainy, the average temperature is about 11°C and annual rainfall amounts to 2500 mm on the eastern side and 4000 mm on the western side of the main Island, in the high areas of the Piuchén cordillera. Snow is not a common occurrence, but rain is common all year around.