Llullaillaco National Park

Llullaillaco National Park is a national park of Chile, located 275 km southeast of Antofagasta in the Andes. It lies between the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Domeyko and the international border with Argentina. In the park there are several important mountains that culminate at the summit of Llullaillaco volcano. The park also is characterized by extensive semi-desert plains interspersed by Quebradas. A part of the Inca road system is found in Río Frío area.

Llullaillaco National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Llullaillaco
LocationAntofagasta Region, Chile
Nearest cityAntofagasta
Coordinates24°43′0″S 68°37′0″W
Area2,687 km²
Governing bodyCorporación Nacional Forestal

Vegetation

The park lies within the Central Andean dry puna ecoregion.[1] In the park have been recorded 126 flora species, 21 of which are endemic to the area.[2]

Access

To access this area,the travel must be programmed and have official permission from the CONAF (National Forrest Guard of Chile) in Antofagasta City.[3]

Herds of vicuñas wander through the park.

References

  1. Olson, D. M; E. Dinerstein; Burgess, Neil D.; et al. (2001). "Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Life on Earth". BioScience. 51 (11): 933–938. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0933:TEOTWA]2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0006-3568. Archived from the original on 2011-10-14.
  2. Marticorena, A.; V. Pardo; A. Peñaloza; M.A. Negritto; L.A. Cavieres; M. Parada (2004). "Adiciones y notas a la flora del Parque Nacional Llullaillaco, II Región, Chile". Gayana Bot. 61 (2): 49–54. doi:10.4067/S0717-66432004000200001. ISSN 0717-6643. Retrieved 2007-09-30.
  3. Llullaillaco National Park from Letsgochile.com


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