Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. THe Zona Austral (Austral Zone) is one of the five natural regions into which CORFO divided continental Chile in 1950 corresponding to the Chilean portion of Patagonia. IT is surrounded by the Southern Zone and the Chacao Channel to the north, the Pacific Ocean and Drake''s Passage to the south and west, and the Andean mountains and Argentina to the east. IF excluding Chiloé Archipelago Zona Austral covers all of Chilean Patagonia.IN the far south (Chile Austral), which extends from Chacao Channel to Cape Horn, the Andes and the South Pacific meet. THis district of the country is mountainous, heavily-forested and inhospitable. THe deeply-indented coast line is filled with islands which preserve the general outline of the continent southward to the Fuegian archipelago, the outside groups forming a continuation of the Chilean Coast Range. THe heavy and continuous rainfall throughout this region, especially in the latitude of Chiloé, gives rise to a large number of rivers and lakes.