Punta Arenas


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Punta Arenas

(po͞on`tä ärā`näs), city (1990 est. pop. 120,000), capital of Magallanes y La Antartica Chilena region, S Chile, on the Strait of MagellanMagellan, Strait of,
c.330 mi (530 km) long and 2 1-2 to 15 mi (4–24 km) wide, separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands south of the continent. Except for a few miles at its eastern end in Argentina, it passes through Chile.
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, the world's southernmost major city. Punta Arenas was founded in 1849 to maintain Chile's claim to the strait. Until the building of the Panama Canal, Punta Arenas was a busy coaling station and has since been an important center for export of Patagonian wool and mutton. It also exports oil from nearby oil fields. Punta Arenas, which is popular with tourists in spite of a long rainy season, has a notable museum. From 1927 to 1938 the city was renamed Magallanes.

Punta Arenas

 

a city in southern Chile. Population, 70,000 (1967). Port on the Strait of Magellan. There is export of sheep, wool, alpaca fleece, hides, meat, and lumber. Punta Arenas is a trade and distribution center.

Punta Arenas

a port in S Chile, on the Strait of Magellan: the southernmost city in the world. Pop.: 118 000 (2005 est.)
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