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Encyclopedia > Beagle Channel
Sea lions on La Isla de Los Lobos in the Beagle Channel
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Sea lions on La Isla de Los Lobos in the Beagle Channel
Glacier on the north shore of the Beagle Channel
Glacier on the north shore of the Beagle Channel

Beagle Channel is a strait separating islands of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, in extreme southern South America. It separates Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego from several smaller islands to the south. Its eastern portion is part of the border between Chile and Argentina, but the western part is completely within Chile. Beagle Channel is about 150 miles long and is about three miles wide at its narrowest point. Although it is navigable by large ships, there are safer waters to the south (Drake Passage) and to the north (Strait of Magellan). Several small islands near the eastern end were the subject of a long-running territorial dispute between Chile and Argentina; by the terms of a 1985 treaty they are now part of Chile. (See Picton, Lennox and Nueva.) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 766 KB) Some sea lions on an islet in the middle of the Beagle Channel between Argentina and Chile Source: taken by IlyaHaykinson File links The following pages link to this file: Beagle Channel ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 766 KB) Some sea lions on an islet in the middle of the Beagle Channel between Argentina and Chile Source: taken by IlyaHaykinson File links The following pages link to this file: Beagle Channel ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 302 KB)I took this picture. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 302 KB)I took this picture. ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is an island near the southern tip of South America from which it is separated by the Strait of Magellan. ... Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica. ... The Strait of Magellan, near Punta Arenas The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland South America. ... External links Act of Montevideo, 8 January 1979 (United Nations) [PDF] War Averted, January 22, 1979 (TIME) Categories: Chile geography stubs | Chile ...


The main settlements on the channel are Puerto Williams, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina. Puerto Williams is a small Chilean port, located on Isla Navarino facing the Beagle Channel. ... The city of Ushuaia in early spring. ...


It is named for the HMS Beagle, the ship with which Charles Darwin explored the area in the 19th century. HMS Beagle (centre) from an 1841 watercolour by Owen Stanley HMS Beagle was a Cherokee-class 10 gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the Beagle breed of dog. ... Charles Darwin in 1854, five years prior to the publication of The Origin of Species Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809–19 April 1882) was a British naturalist who achieved lasting fame as originator of the theory of evolution through natural selection. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Travel - Argentina - Tierra del Fuego - Beagle Channel: Cormorants (94 words)
Legions of cormorants inhabit an island in the Beagle Channel.
An island in the Beagle Channel, inhabited by cormorants.
Cormorants upon a rock in the Beagle Channel, amongst the dramatic landscape of Tierra del Fuego.
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