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Mx Gazetteer for Chile

All contributed landmark postings are shown below. Selecting a country from the list will display all landmarks for that country. Selecting the Landmark Name will display a full page of information including an interactive map and possibly additional information. If you find one we have missed (and there are many) drop an email to our webmaster with a picture and description.

Estuario Molynèaux

Natales, Magallanes, Chile
Contributed by: AU019 Brian Seddon   |   21 Apr 2015

Estuario Molynèaux is a fjord in the region of Magallanes y Antártica Chilena in Chile with an average elevation of 4 m above sea level. The location is sparsely populated with 1 person per sq km. The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about three hours to reach by local transportation. The land area is not cultivated and most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The location is coastal and the climate is classified as a marine west coast (no dry season, cool summer), with a cool temperate rain forest biozone. The fjord is also referred to as Seno Molyneux or Estuario Molynèaux.


 

Puerto Molyneux

Natales, Magallanes, Chile
Contributed by: AU019 Brian Seddon   |   21 Apr 2015

Harbor, also referred to as Fondeadero Molyneux or Molyneux, Fondeadero.
The Region of Magallanes, officially the XII Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica (Spanish: XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena), is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. It is the southernmost, largest, and second least populated region of Chile. It comprises four provinces: Última Esperanza, Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego, and Antártica Chilena. Magallanes has many globally known places and geographical features including Torres del Paine, Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego island, and the Strait of Magellan. It also includes the Antarctic territory claimed by Chile. Despite its large area, much of the land in the region is rugged or closed off for sheep farming, and is thus not suitable for settlement. 80% of the population lives in the capital Punta Arenas, a major market city and one of the main hubs for Antarctic exploration.