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Chiloe, an island on the west coast of S. America, forms with other smaller islands and a part of the mainland a province of Chili. Covering an area of nearly 4,000 square miles, it is inhabited mostly by Indians, and is in the main hilly. The climate is humid, and except along the shore the surface is covered with impenetrable forests. The capital is Ancud, on the north coast, and is the seat of a bishop. The chief export is timber.