Magallanes and Antartica Chilena
Owner of an important climatic variation, in a same day it can deliver rain, sun, cold and gusts of wind of up to 100 km / hr. which delivers different and beautiful landscapes throughout the year
An extreme and fascinating experience at the end of the world
The region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica is composed of four provinces: Magallanes, Ultima Esperanza, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica, which together create the continental Chilean territory and Antarctic territory, which makes it the largest region of the country and the gateway to the region. entrance to the white continent and the wonder that it offers.
Due to its great extension and influence of the relief, the sea and the winds, the region presents important climatic variations, which means that in the same day we can have rain, sun, cold, heat or gusts of wind of up to 100 km / hr. achieving marked seasons of the year, which give completely different landscapes with wonderful colors, lights and sensations, all year round. Its exotic nature also offers panoramas of great diversity, where visitors can be dazzled by the magic of the Paine Mountain Range and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, feel the power of the mountain, or navigate the channels of the southern islands, until reaching the maritime routes of the Strait of Magellan and its channels, which lead to Cape Horn and Antarctica.
Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic is located in the extreme south of the country, being also the southernmost populated territory in the world. The region incorporates part of the continental and insular territory of America and a part of the Antarctic continent. Its continental surface is 132,291 km², which in size is equivalent to the European countries of Slovenia, Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland together. It is 8.6 times larger than the Metropolitan Area; It represents 17.5% of the national territory, being the most extensive region of the country, without considering the Chilean Antarctic Territory, which has an area of 1,250,000 km2.
The regional population is 164,661 inhabitants, which represents a population density of 1.24 inhabitants per km². Administratively it is divided into four provinces: Magallanes, Última Esperanza, Tierra del Fuego and Chilean Antarctic. It has eleven communes and an Indigenous Development Area, which considers the entire territory of the commune of Cape Horn. Two indigenous peoples inhabit the southern region, recognized by the Indigenous Law: the Kawesqar people and the Yagán people, ancestral occupants and navigators of the southern channels.
Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic have characteristics that give it a unique potential, such as the bi-oceanic passage of the Strait of Magellan; it is also the gateway to the Antarctic continent, a sparsely populated territory with a regional density of 1.24 inhabitants / km², and has an extensive Coastal Edge of approximately 3,800 km.