Palena Province (Spanish: Provincia de Palena) is one of the four provinces in the southern Chilean region of Los Lagos (X). Due to the eruption of Chaitén Volcano and the subsequent destruction of Chaitén, Futaleufú is since March 2009 the new capital of Palena Province. The private Pumalín Park is located in the province as is the town and territory of Huinay which divides the park into two parts. Due to its location in front of Chiloé Island it is sometimes called Continental Chiloé (Chiloé Continental). Palena Province is named after the Palena Lake, which in turn was named by the Italian Jesuit Nicolás Mascardi after the town of Palena in Abruzzo, Italy.