Patagonia is the name given to that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes (excluding the portion of Antarctica claimed by Chile). East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia is divided into four provinces Patagonia is the name given to that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes (excluding the portion of Antarctica claimed by Chile). East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia is divided into four provinces Patagonia is the name given to that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes (excluding the portion of Antarctica claimed by Chile). East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia is divided into four provincesPatagonia is the name given to that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes (excluding the portion of Antarctica claimed by Chile). East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia is divided into four provincesPatagonia is the name given to that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes (excluding the portion of Antarctica claimed by Chile). East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia is divided into four provincesLagoArgentino - Patagonia - Chile Patagonia is the name given to that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S). The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes (excluding the portion of Antarctica claimed by Chile). East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia is divided into four provincesThe Magallanes have been named after the famous Portuguese circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan. In the year 1520 he was the first European to arrive at that coast. Nowadays the unspoiled nature attracts many visitors. There is an immense number of small islands, which are the peaks of underwater mountains – they are sunken parts of the Andes. Strait of Magellan – Chile. The Strait of Magellan is a 600 km long sea passage with numerous islands, straits und channels between mainland South America (Chile, Argentina) and Tierra del Fuego. The Strait of Magellan was discovered in October 1520 by Ferdinand Magellan and was pivotal to global circumnavigation voyage. Since 1881 under Chile’s sovereignty, the passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific enabled a western entrance to the economic important Spice Islands (Molucca Islands), avoiding the dangerous Cape Horn. Strait of Magellan – Chile. The Strait of Magellan is a 600 km long sea passage with numerous islands, straits und channels between mainland South America (Chile, Argentina) and Tierra del Fuego. The Strait of Magellan was discovered in October 1520 by Ferdinand Magellan and was pivotal to global circumnavigation voyage. Since 1881 under Chile’s sovereignty, the passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific enabled a western entrance to the economic important Spice Islands (Molucca Islands), avoiding the dangerous Cape Horn. Before the creation of the Panama canal, this was the second-most travelled way to pass from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean (the most used route being around Cape Horn.The strait was "discovered" in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan during the first global circumnavigation. Because Magellan´s ships entered it on November 1st, it was originally named Estreito de Todos los Santos
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