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Cities and towns
in Argentina
Ushuaia
Province Tierra del Fuego
Department Ushuaia
Location 54°48′ S 68°18′ W
Population 64,000
Demonym ushuaiense
Phone code +54 2901
CPA base V9410
Mayor Jorge Garramuño
Party Fueguino People's Movement

Ushuaia (pronounced [uˈswa.ja]) is the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, and claims to be the world's southernmost city (see discussion below). It is located on the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego, in a setting surrounded by mountains and overlooking the Beagle Channel. Its population in 1999 was estimated at 57,300 [1] This is a list of cities in Argentina. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands (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 the... Departments (Spanish: departamentos) form the second level of administrative division in the provinces of Argentina. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Argentina made major changes to its telephone numbering plan in 1999, after its telephone system was privatized. ... The Argentine postal code is a system that assigns at least an unique alphanumeric postal codes to each municipality. ... ISO 3166-2:AR is an ISO standard which defines geocodes: it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to Argentina. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... “Political Parties” redirects here. ... The Fueguino Peoples Movement (Spanish: Movimiento Popular Fueguino) is a provincial political party in Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina. ... Cities of Tierra del Fuego This map was created with this online map creation tool. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands (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 the... Tierra del Fuego Cerro Sombrero Village, Chile. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Sea lions on La Isla de Los Lobos in 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. ...

The city of Ushuaia in September.
The city of Ushuaia in September.

The city was originally named by early British colonists after the name that the native Yámana people had for the area. Much of the early history of the city and its hinterland is described in great detail in Lucas Bridges’s book Uttermost Part of the Earth (1948). For most of the first half of the 20th century, the city was centered around a prison for serious criminals. The Argentine government set up this prison following the example of the British with Australia: being a remote island, escape from a prison on Tierra del Fuego would have been impossible. The prisoners thus became forced colonists and spent much of their time cutting wood in the lands around the prison and building the town. They built a railway from the forests to the settlement, now used as a tourist train as the Tren del Fin del Mundo (End of the Earth Train), the southernmost railway in the world. Ushuaia is surrounded by forests; on the hills around the town we can find endemic trees of the area: Drimys winteri, Maytenus magellanica and several species of Nothofagus that give to the landscape a magnificient greenness. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 778 KB) City of Ushuaia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 778 KB) City of Ushuaia. ... Yagán, also known as Yámana, Yaghan, and Háusi Kúta, is one of the indigenous languages of Tierra del Fuego, spoken by the Yagán people. ... Esteban Lucas Bridges (31 December 1874, Ushuaia – 4 April 1949, Buenos Aires) was an Anglo-Argentine author and explorer. ... The Southern Fuegian Railway or the End of the World Train (Spanish: Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino (FCAF) or El Tren del Fin del Mundo) is a narrow gauge railway in Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina using steam locomotives. ... Binomial name Drimys winteri J.R. Forst. ... Binomial name Maytenus magellanica (Lam. ... Species Nothofagus alpina - Rauli Beech Nothofagus antarctica - Antarctic Beech Nothofagus betuloides - Magellanes Beech Nothofagus cunninghamii - Myrtle Beech Nothofagus dombeyi - Coigüe Beech Nothofagus fusca - Red Beech Nothofagus gunnii - Tanglefoot Beech Nothofagus menziesii - Silver Beech Nothofagus moorei - Negrohead Beech Nothofagus obliqua - Roble Beech Nothofagus pumilio - Lenga Beech Nothofagus solanderi - Black Beech...

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Tourism

The Les Eclarieus Lighthouse near Ushuaia

Ushuaia is a key access point to the southern regions; it receives regular flights from Buenos Aires at Ushuaia International Airport. The city itself is a popular vacation spot for Buenos Aires. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Les Eclarieus Lighthouse near Ushuaia Les Eclarieus Lighthouse is a lighthouse near Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Ushuaia - Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (in Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas) (IATA: USH, ICAO: SAWH) is a small international airport that serves the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. ...


The tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lapataia Bay; the park can be reached on the Tren del Fin del Mundo from Ushuaia. The city has a museum of Yamana, English, and Argentine settlement, including its years as a prison colony. Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins and orcas as seen on the islands in the Beagle Channel. There are daily bus tours to Harberton, the estancia of the Bridges family. Some tours also visit the Lighthouse at the End of the World (Faro del fin del mundo) at the Isla de los Estados, made famous by Jules Verne in the novel of the same name. Tierra del Fuego National Park is a national park on the Argentine part of the island of Tierra del Fuego, within Tierra del Fuego Province. ... Modern genera Aptenodytes Eudyptes Eudyptula Megadyptes Pygoscelis Spheniscus For prehistoric genera, see Systematics Some penguins are curious. ... Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). ... Sea lions on La Isla de Los Lobos in 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. ... 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. ... This article is about the French author. ...


There are a number of ski areas nearby, like Cerro Castor and Glaciar Martial. The glacier is also a tourist destination during the summer months, when the chairlift operates in both directions. Hiking trails lead from the city's edge to the base of the glacier, which has shrunk dramatically over the past century, as shown in photographs on display. A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ...

Celebrity Cruises MV Zenith and Orient Lines MS Marco Polo Cruise Ships at Ushuaia

Cruise ships visiting the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and Antarctica dock at the port, as well as such as Princess Cruises, Holland America, Celebrity Cruises which transit between Valparaiso, Chile, to Buenos Aires and beyond. Orient Lines, MS Marco Polo, Regent Seven Seas Cruises,Hurtigruten and other ships provide expeditions to Antarctica out of Ushuaia.The cruise boats periodically do scenic cruising to Antarctica, as do expedition yachts such as S/V Seal and S/V Pelagic. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 325 pixelsFull resolution (1472 × 598 pixel, file size: 684 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cruise Ships in Ushuaia, Argentina January 2003 - Celebritys Zenith which I, Christina Lynn Johnson - MagnetLoft, was on going from Valparaiso (Santiago Chile) to Buenos Aires... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 325 pixelsFull resolution (1472 × 598 pixel, file size: 684 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cruise Ships in Ushuaia, Argentina January 2003 - Celebritys Zenith which I, Christina Lynn Johnson - MagnetLoft, was on going from Valparaiso (Santiago Chile) to Buenos Aires... Celebrity Mercury shows the distinctive color scheme and X symbol on the funnel. ... MV Zenith is a cruise ship owned by the Spain-based shipping company Pullmantur Cruises. ... Norwegian Cruise Line is a company operating cruise ships. ... MS Marco Polo is an ocean liner originally named Alexandr Pushkin , renamed in 1991 and as of 2004 in service for cruising Antarctica. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... Princess Cruises logo Princess Cruises is an American cruise line, based out of Santa Clarita, California, that operates cruise ships also shares the same building with Cunard Line headquarters. ... Holland America Line, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a cruise ship line, originally an operator of passenger and cargo ships. ... Celebrity Mercury shows the distinctive color scheme and X symbol on the funnel. ... Valparaiso is the name of at least three cities and a village: Valparaíso, Chile Valparaiso, Florida Valparaiso, Indiana Valparaiso, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Norwegian Cruise Line is a company operating cruise ships. ... MS Marco Polo is an ocean liner originally named Alexandr Pushkin , renamed in 1991 and as of 2004 in service for cruising Antarctica. ... Regent Seven Seas Cruises is a cruise line, formerly known as Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ...


Tourists can also visit Cape Horn island (in Chilean waters) by boat or helicopter.


Climate

Despite receiving only 56 cm (22 inches) of rainfall each year, Ushuaia's climate is very wet. On average, the city experiences 160 rainy days a year, and there are many cloudy and foggy days. Because temperatures are cool throughout the year, there is little evaporization. Snowfalls are common in winter and regularly happen in spring, fall, and even summer.


It belongs to the subpolar oceanic climate. And advancing to the southern outer islands the southwestern winds makes them wetter, achieving 1400 mm (59) inches at Isla de los Estados (Staten Island). Averages temperatures coldest month: 1°C (33°F) and hottest month: 9°C (42°F). Record low -20 °C [-4°F] (July), record high 31 °C [87.8°F] (December) and record low ever recorded in summer -6 °C [21°F] (February). Very strong winds whip the town, and that is why trees growing here follow the wind direction, and therefore they are called "flag-trees" for the bent that they are forced to take. Towns in the world with similar climate: Thorshavn, Faroe Islands; Dutch Harbor, Alaska; Reykjavik, Iceland; Stanley, Falkland Islands. Categories: Faroe Islands | Europe geography stubs ... Unalaska is a town on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... See also: Reykjavík, Manitoba in Canada Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, its largest city and the worlds northernmost capital. ... Map of the Falkland Islands showing position of Stanley. ...

Weather averages for Usuhaia, Argentina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 57 (14) 55 (13) 54 (12) 48 (9) 43 (6) 39 (4) 39 (4) 43 (6) 46 (8) 50 (10) 54 (12) 55 (13) 68
Average low °F (°C) 41 (5) 41 (5) 39 (4) 36 (2) 32 (0) 28 (-2) 28 (-2) 30 (-1) 32 (0) 36 (2) 37 (3) 39 (4)
Precipitation inch (cm) 3.2 (8) 2.8 (7) 2.7 (6) 2.0 (6) 2.0 (5) 1.3 (3) 0.6 (1) 1.0 (2) 2.7 (6) 4.5 (11) 4.4 (11) 3.8 (9) 31.6 (80)
Source: Weatherbase[2] 2007

"Southernmost city"

See also: Southernmost settlements The southernmost settlements in the world, excluding research bases in Antarctica (there are already permanent settlements there), are: See also Northernmost settlements Extreme points of the world Category: ...

Satellite view of the city and its bay.
Satellite view of the city and its bay.
Ushuaia viewed from Pasaje Pedro Luis Fique
Ushuaia viewed from Pasaje Pedro Luis Fique

Ushuaia claims to be the "Southernmost city in the world."[3]. There are two other contenders for the title of southernmost city; Puerto Williams on the Chilean island of Navarino (farther south but not large enough to be considered a city by South American standards); and Punta Arenas, also in Chile (much larger but farther north). Several continuously inhabited settlements also south of Ushuaia include Puerto Toro on Isla Navarino, Argentina, Orcadas in the South Orkney Islands, and Esperanza in the Argentine Antarctic territory. Each of these settlements has fewer than 100 residents. Image File history File links Bahia_Ushuaia. ... Image File history File links Bahia_Ushuaia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 616 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ushuaia, Argentina - a view of the town from Pasaje Pedro Luis Fique (separating the bay and the captured lake) File links The following... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 616 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ushuaia, Argentina - a view of the town from Pasaje Pedro Luis Fique (separating the bay and the captured lake) File links The following... Puerto Williams in Tierra del Fuego Puerto Williams is a small Chilean port, located on Isla Navarino facing the Beagle Channel. ... City of Punta Arenas Punta Arenas in Tierra del Fuego Sunrise view of the Strait of magellan Punta Arenas is the main city on the Strait of Magellan and the capital of the Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile, and depending on the definition of city... Puerto Toro is a small Chilean town on Navarino Island. ... Isla Navarino is a Chilean island located strategically between Tierra del Fuego, by the north, and the Cape Horn, to the south. ... Orcadas Base is the first permanently inhabited base Antarctica. ... The South Orkney Islands (Spanish: Islas Orcadas) are a group of sub-antarctic islands situated at latitudes 60°50 to 60°83 S, and longitudes 44°25 to 46°25 W in the Southern Ocean. ... The Argentine Base Esperanza (Spanish Hope Base) is located at 63°24′ S 56°59′ W, Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, Antarctic Peninsula. ...


Orcadas and Esperanza are considered stations or bases by nations that do not recognise Argentina's Antarctic territorial claim, but are regarded as permanent communities by the Argentine government. Esperanza has a secondary school, a chapel, and a radio station.


TV programme

"Ushuaïa, le magazine de l'Extrême" was the name of a television programme, presented by Nicolas Hulot and broadcast on the French TV channel TF1 from September 1987 to June 1995. The show is known in English as Ushuaia: The Ultimate Adventure, and this language's version was hosted by Perri Peltz and was shown on NBC, CNBC, and international affiliates of the Discovery Channel. Nicolas Hulot was born on April 30, 1955 in Lille. ... TF1 is a private French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Perri Peltz on WNBC-TVs Live at Five in 2005. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ...

Gallery

Panorama of Ushuaia

Panorama of Ushuaia from 2005-02-06.


Ushuaia in February, at 10 pm Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (7370x1010, 4360 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ushuaia ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (7370x1010, 4360 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ushuaia ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Ushuaia in summer, at 10 pm

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See also

The southernmost settlements in the world, excluding research bases in Antarctica (there are already permanent settlements there), are: See also Northernmost settlements Extreme points of the world Category: ... Beagle beer Beagle Beer is an Argentinean beer brewed in Ushuaia by Cervecería Fueguina, the pioneering brewery in Tierra del Fuego established in June, 2003. ... Sea lions on La Isla de Los Lobos in 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. ... Some islands located south of Tierra del Fuego The Beagle Conflict (Spanish: Conflicto del Beagle) was a border dispute between Argentina and Chile over the possession of the Picton, Lennox and Nueva islands and sea located south of Tierra del Fuego which took both countries to the brink of war... Seal at anchor, off the Antarctic Peninsula, February 2007 The Sailing Vessel Seal is a 56-foot (17-meter), cutter-rigged expedition yacht designed by Chuck Paine, her hull built of aluminum by Kantor Yachts in Canada, and outfitted for high latitudes by her owner, Sterna Corporation, in New Hampshire. ...

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References

  1. ^ Tiscali Encyclopaedia
  2. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Rome, Italy (English). Weatherbase (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  3. ^ http://explorer.altopix.com/map/gsu0im/SouthernMost_city_of_the_World.htm Earth Explorer
Provincial Capitals of Argentina (by Province)

Buenos Aires • Catamarca • Chaco • Chubut  • Córdoba • Corrientes • Entre Ríos • Formosa • Jujuy • La Pampa • La Rioja • Mendoza • Misiones • Neuquén • Río Negro • Salta • San Juan • San Luis • Santa Cruz • Santa Fe • Santiago del Estero • Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and The South Atlantic Islands • Tucumán Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... La Plata is the capital city of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as of the partido of La Plata. ... San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca is a city in northwestern Argentina and capital of Catamarca Province, on the Río de Valle Catamarca near the Nevados del Aconquija mountains. ... Resistencia is a city in northern Argentina, the capital of the Chaco Province, located on a tributary of the Paraná River. ... Rawson is the capital of the Argentine province of Chubut, in the Patagonia. ... Córdoba is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountains on the Suquía River, about 700 km west-northwest from Buenos Aires. ... The city of Corrientes and the Paraná River, photographed from the International Space Station. ... Paraná is the capital city of the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, located on the eastern shore of the Paraná River, opposite the city of Santa Fe, capital of the neighbouring Santa Fe Province. ... Formosa is the capital city of Formosa Department, Formosa Province, Argentina. ... Patio of the Main Cathedral San Salvador de Jujuy, city in northwestern Argentina, capital of the Jujuy Province. ... Santa Rosa is a city in the Argentine Pampas, and the capital of La Pampa Province, Argentina. ... La Rioja is a city in Argentina. ... Gates of General San Martín Park Mendoza is a city in the west of Argentina, and the capital of Mendoza Province. ... Posadas is the capital of the Misiones Province in the northeastern Argentina, yet on the southwest end of the province, some 1300 kilometers from Buenos Aires. ... Neuquén is the capital city of the Argentine province of Neuquén, located on the east of the province, at the confluence of the Limay and Neuquén rivers. ... Viedma is the capital city of the Argentine province of Río Negro and the Adolfo Alsina Department of that province. ... The inside of Saltas main cathedral Salta (or San Felipe de Salta) is the capital city of the Argentine province of Salta, located at the centre of that province. ... Capital City of San Juan Province in Argentina Categories: Argentina geography stubs ... San Luis is a city in the Cuyo region of Argentina, and the capital of San Luis Province, at the feet of the Sierras Grandes, on the Río Chorrillos River. ... Coat of arms Río Gallegos Cathedral. ... Santa Fe is the capital city of the Santa Fe Province of Argentina. ... Santiago del Estero is a town in northern Argentina, capital of Santiago del Estero Province, on the Dulce River. ... San Miguel de Tucumán (usually referred to as simply Tucumán) is the largest city in northwestern Argentina, with a population (2001) of 525,853. ...


Coordinates: 54°48′S, 68°18′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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