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What to do in Tierra del Fuego?

As one of the least inhabited areas of South America and cut off from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan, nature in Tierra del Fuego is virtually unspoiled, save for a few spots of oil exploration and mining extraction. Porvenir The capital and the largest city of the province of Chilean Tierra del Fuego is Porvenir with a population of 6,400. The second largest city is Cerro Sombrero, an oil town located 125 km or 78 miles from Porvenir. Porvenir was founded in 1894 as a result of a gold rush, today some gold deposits remain to be mined but not in a large scale as in the past. Many of the inhabitants are descendants of Yugoslavian immigrants who came to the island at the end of the 19th century following … Read entire article »

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