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Volcán Isluga National Park

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Location: Tarapacá Region

Area: 1,747 km²

 

 

 

Description of Volcán Isluga National Park

Volcán Isluga National Park is a protected nature reserve in Tarapacá Region of Chile. It cover a total area of 1,747 km² around Isluga volcano with elevations ranging between 2,100 and 5,550 meters above sea level. At 5,550 m, Volcán Isluga is the tallest mountain in this park.
 
As for the climate, the average annual rainfall ranges from 50 mm to 250 mm, concentrating from December to March. The average annual temperatures are 10 and -5 ° C.
 
Another attraction in Volcán Isluga National Park, and the most important, is the Puchuldiza geothermal field, made up of geysers and hot springs, in which the water reaches up to 85 ° C. During the colder months, the waters freeze forming magnificent blocks of ice.
 
The fauna of Volcán Isluga National Park is characterized by guanacos (Lama guanicoe), vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna), llamas (Lama glama), alpacas (Lama pacos), culpeo foxes (Pseudalopex culpaeus), vizcachas (Lagidium viscacia), Bolivian apricot lions, suris or ñandus ( Pterocnemia pennata), ducks (Anas flavirostris), crows of the puna, eaglets, condors (Vultur gryphus), among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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