PATAGONIA: A HIGHLIGHT IN SOUTH AMERICA
Patagonia is one of the most famous and fantastic places to visit in South America. It´s a vast area shared by two countries: Argentina and Chile, with an incredible variety of landscapes and incredible attractions to enjoy. Some of them are worldwide famous: Perito Moreno Glacier, and Torres del Paine, but also Ushuaia and the End of the World, Peninsula Valdes and the incredible marine mammals, Aysen in Chile with the Carretera Austral, the Lakes District in Chile and in Argentina, the southern are of the fjords and glaciers in the Chilean side of Patagonia… Again, it´s a vast area. So, can we talk about regions in Patagonia. Well, yes. There are different regions in Patagonia and it´s important to see that each area offers a different kind of attractions.
Where is Patagonia located?
The Patagonia region is shared by Argentina and Chile, and encompasses a wide and large area in the southern portion of South America. As we have two countries sharing the Patagonia, let me go step by step.
Patagonia in Argentina
Patagonia in Argentina is covered by the provinces of La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego, with an area of 930,731 km2 and a total population of 2,037,545 people, each corner of Argentine Patagonia offers a wide range of possibilities for relax, recreation, and adventure, in a setting where exuberant nature is the main attraction. Peninsula Valdes, El Calafate and the incredible Perito Moreno, Ushuaia, El Chalten, Bariloche and the Lakes District, are some of the most important places to visit on the Argentinian Patagonia.
Patagonia in Chile
In Chile, the Patagonia area does not exist as a political entity, constituting only an imaginary limit. Chilean Patagonia is traditionally considered to start from the Corcovado Gulf to Cape Horn, covering the entire national territory from the Pacific Ocean to the border with Argentina.
According to the political division of the country, it includes the province of Palena and the regions of Aysén and Magallanes (without the Chilean Antarctic Territory). Currently, it is preferred to differentiate from the territory located further north of the Corcovado Gulf (Lake region), limiting this with the territory of Chilean Patagonia. However, from geology, studies show the condition of conjunction and geological unit of the South Patagonian massif with the North Patagonian Massif, determining, consequently, the northern limit of Patagonia in the Huincul fault, thus incorporating the Los Ríos Region, and the Araucanía Region. Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas and the Lakes District, the Southern Fjords and Glaciers, and Coyhaique and the Aysen area are the most important destinations to visit in the Chilean Patagonia.
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