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Punta Arenas short guide
Punta Arenas is the capital of the region called Magallanes y la Antartica Chilena, and the city is located on the peninsula of Brunswick that borders the Strait of Magellan to the east. Punta Arenas had a population of almost 120,000 in 2008, and this makes the city the third largest in Patagonia. Punta Arenas is considered the world’s southernmost city in size. The city Ushuaia in Argentina is located further south, but has only half as many residents.
Punta Arenas has an amazing contrast-filled nature where there are opportunities for both mountain biking and horseback riding. The port is one of the main ports in the country, one can learn more about the maritime museum Museo Naval y Maritimo. It organized many trips to nearby places, including the Monumento Natural Los Pingüinos where it occupies about 50,000 pingvinpar. It is 1418 km to the north coast of Antarctica, and it runs boats from Punta Arenas.
The airport’s official name is Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport and is located nearly 20 km from the center.