Patagonia

Patagonia refers to a geographical region that encompasses the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes Mountains with lakes, fjords, temperate rainforests, and glaciers in the west and deserts, tablelands and steppes to the east. Patagonia is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and many bodies of water that connect them, such as the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, and the Drake Passage to the south. The Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia. The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is sometimes included as part of Patagonia. Most geographers and historians locate the northern limit of Chilean Patagonia at Huincul Fault, in Araucanía Region. At the time of the Spanish arrival, Patagonia was inhabited by multiple indigenous tribes.

Read more in the app

Satellites capture massive drainage of proglacial lake in remote Patagonia

Satellites capture massive drainage of proglacial lake in remote Patagonia

Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company to Fight Climate Change

Scientists say a shipwreck off Patagonia is a long-lost 1850s Rhode Island whaler

Exploring Earth From Space: Patagonia and the Falkland Islands

Patagonia's coast offers cool refuge for giant kelp

Patagonia Is Rapidly Rising Up in The Largest Glacial Adjustment Ever Recorded

Seismic study reveals key reason why Patagonia is rising as glaciers melt

Birds in Patagonia have a surprising taste for truffles

The 'One Who Causes Fear': Fierce New Dinosaur Predator Unearthed in Patagonia

Newly discovered T. rex lookalike with an unusual skull terrorized Patagonia 80 million years ago

Anxiety-Inducing Satellite Data Shows Blue Whales Trying to Dodge Boats in Patagonia

Finding rare birds is never a picnic, contrary to popular Patagonia belief

Finding rare birds is never a picnic, contrary to popular Patagonia belief