Punta Arenas & Porvenir - Chile

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Travel guide to Punta Arenas and Porvenir, Patagonia Chile

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PUNTA ARENAS: capital of the 12th region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, with 100,000 inhabitants. Located at the base of the Andes Mountains and the western riverside of Magellan's Strait (in that sector, the strait goes from north to south).The regional activity includes: fishing industry, sheep cattle raising, mining, hydrocarbons and tourist services. At the end of the XIX century, together with the import of a flock of sheep coming from the Malvinas Islands, 600.000 hectares of cattle lands were bid in the sector and there it is where famous last names related with the sheep cattle business appear, like Nogueira, Menéndez, Saunders and Braun among others. In 1987 begins the exploitation of carboniferous mantels close to Punta Arenas, one of the biggest reserves in the world. In Cabo Negro a great methanol plant is inaugurated.
PORVENIR: Located in the east riverside of Magellan's Strait, in front of Punta Arenas. It has 4,200 inhabitants and it is the Capital of the Province of Tierra del Fuego.
It was founded in 1894 as city of services for the new cattle stays of the island and for the searchers of gold of that time

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Punta Arenas
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