Punta Arenas, Chile
Strategically positioned almost midway between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, on a peninsula at the southern end of mainland Chile, Punta Arenas commands panoramic views over the Magellan Straits. Located on the western side of the Strait, Punta Arenas is the capital of the Magallanes region and the bustling center of one of the world's largest sheep farming areas. As the best and largest port for thousands of miles, it provides a base for South Atlantic fishing boats and Antarctic research vessels. The city center features impressive mansions dating from the wool boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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