A place every brave adventurer should visit: strange and miraculous Patagonia 8/18/2016 • Dean Braun
Patagonia is an amazing land of majestic mountaintop glaciers and strong winds. They say, nature grows wild there, and we can well believe it.
This area shared by Argentina and Chile and located at the southern frontier of South America impresses every newly arrived guest with its endless emptiness and enchanting silence. Patagonia covers an area of about 400,000 square miles. Its total population is about 2 million people, which makes it one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet...
The name of the region was coined by Ferdinand Magellan. He named the original inhabitants of the territory so, as they reminded him of a fictional dog-headed monster creature, a Patagon.
There are few roads in Patagonia. Visiting the area, you will see more wildlife than people or towns.
The two Southern most towns on the planet (Punto Arenas, Chile, and Ushuaia, Argentina) are located in Patagonia. The first Spanish settlements appeared here in the 16th century but didn't last long, and by the beginning of the 19th century Patagonia had no European communities.
The Perito Moreno Glacier (30km long, 5km wide and 60m high) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Patagonia. That is one of the world’s few glaciers that is still growing.
And an amazing video, of course:
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Have you ever been to Patagonia? This amazing and mysterious place awaits the bravest ones. Share your impressions with us in the comments below!
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