Argentine Patagonia is a vast and diverse region covering the south of Argentina down to the Magellan Strait, the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The region is home Tierra del Fuego, an area famous for its history and national parks and reserves, and world-renowned natural landmarks such as Perito Moreno ice field and Fitz Roy mountain.
- Principal attractions in Argentine Patagonia: Mount Fitz Roy, Perito Moreno, Los Glaciers NP, El Chalten, El Calafate and Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego
- The main gateways to Argentine Patagonia are El Calefate and Ushuaia airports
- Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, is the world’s southern-most city
- Perito Moreno glacier, 250 km2 (97 sq mi) and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is the world’s third biggest fresh water reserve
- Mount Fitz Roy, close to El Chalten, was named after Robert Fitz roy, captain of HMS Beagle (made famous by Darwin’s presence on the ship)
- El Calafate, used as a base for tourists visiting the region’s attractions, is named after the dark blue Calafate berries found in Patagonia
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