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Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) is an island that lies on the Le Maire Strait off the eastern extremity of the Argentine portion of Tierra del Fuego. It was named for the Netherlands States-General. The area around Cape Horn, including the Le Maire Strait. ... Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands (in Spanish Provincia de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur) is a province entirely separated by the Strait of Magellan from mainland Argentina on the Isla Grande of Tierra del Fuego, which it shares with Chile to... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ... The Estates-General (Staten-Generaal) is the parliament of the Netherlands. ...

The island was discovered on December 25, 1615 by Jacob le Maire and Willem Schouten, who named it Country of the Lords of the State. Dutch captain Hendrick Brouwer sighted it in 1643. Argentine sailor Luis Piedra Buena constructed a shelter near Port Cook in 1862, and built a small seal oil extraction facility on the island. Jacob Le Maire (about 1585 to 1616), the Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp circumnavigated the earth in 1615 to 1616. ... Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567?-1625) was a Dutch navigator. ...

The San Juan del Salvamento was inaugurated on May 25, 1884 by Comodoro Augusto Lasserre, and functioned until 1899. The lighthouse, better known as Faro del fin del mundo ("Lighthouse at the end of the world"), is said to have inspired Jules Verne for his book The Lighthouse at the End of the World, published in 1905. A military prison was set on the island, working from 1899 to 1902, when it had to be moved to Tierra del Fuego after being compromised by the strong winds. Jules Verne. ... Le Phare du bout du monde (English translation The Light at the Edge of the World) is a novel by French science fiction author Jules Verne. ...

The Staten Island is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) long, with an area of 534 km² (206 mi²); the highest point is 800 metres (2600 ft), and is considered to be the last prominence of the Andes mountain range. The island receives around 2,000 milimetres (79 in) of rain per year, feeding its dense low forests. The animal life is composed mainly of penguins, sea wolfs, seals, seagulls and cormorants, as well as the human-introduced deers and goats. A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... A mile is any of a number of units of distance, each in the magnitude of 1–10 km. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina The Andes form the longest mountain chain in the world. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... Modern Genera Aptenodytes Eudyptes Eudyptula Megadyptes Pygoscelis Spheniscus Extinct Genera, see Classification Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are an order of aquatic, flightless birds living in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. ... Genera Monachus(Monk Seals) Mirounga(Elephant Seal) Lobodon(Crabeater Seals) Leptonychotes Hydrurga(Leopard Seals) Ommatophoca Erignathus(Bearded Seals) Phoca Halichoerus(Grey Seals) Cystophora(Hooded Seals) The true seals or earless seals are one of the three main groups of mammals within the seal suborder, Pinnipedia. ... Seagull or Seagulls may refer to: Gull, a family of seabird, members of which are often called seagulls. ... Genera Nannopterum Phalacrocorax Leucocarbo The Phalacrocoracidae family of birds is represented by about thirty species of cormorants and shags. ... Subfamilies Capreolinae Cervinae Hydropotinae Muntiacinae A deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. ... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ...

External links

  • Island of the States - Lugares Magazine
  • Isla de los Estados - InterPatagonia.com
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  • Isla de los Estados reserve (Spanish)

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