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Encyclopedia > Tierra del Fuego Province

Tierra del Fuego Province can refer to one of the following provinces both located on Tierra del Fuego island. Province is a name for a secondary, or subnational entity of government in most countries. ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: land of fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ...


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Tierra del Fuego - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Tierra del Fuego (Spanish for "Land of Fire") (English pronunciation [tiˈɛɹə dɛl ˈfwego]; Spanish [ˈtjera ð̞el ˈfweɰo]) is an archipelago, 28,476 sq mi (73,753 km²), separated from the southernmost tip of the South American mainland by the Strait of Magellan.
Half of this island, and the islands west and south of it, are part of the Magallanes Region of Chile, the capital and chief town of which is Punta Arenas, situated on the mainland across the strait.
The eastern part of the archipelago belongs to Argentina, being part of the Tierra del Fuego Province; its capital is Ushuaia and the other important city in the region is Río Grande, near the Atlantic coast.
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Tierra Del Fuego means the Land of Fire in Spanish.
Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago, 28,476 sq mi (73,753 sq km), separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan at the southernmost tip of South America.
The eastern part of the archipelago belongs to Argentina, being part of the Tierra del Fuego Province; its capital, Ushuaia, is the world's most southerly city, properly speaking, the other important city in the region being Rio Grande, near the Atlantic coast.
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