Patagonia (Chile) Reviews
Description:Country: Chile / Country Region: Patagonia / World Region: South America / Patagonia is a vast region of desert It is ... more
Patagonia (Chile) ... the portion of South America mainly in Argentina and partly of Chile made up of the Andes mountains to the west and south and plateaus and low plains to the east. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word Patagon (Bigfoot) used by sailors in Magellan's voyage to describe native people they thought to be giants. Most people now believe the Patagons were actually Tehuelches and Aonikenk with an average height of 1.80m compared to the 1.55 average for Spaniard by the time. To the east of the Andes, it lies south of the Neuquén River and Colorado rivers, and, to the west of the Andes, south of (39°S), excluding the Chiloé Archipelago. East of the Andes the Argentine portion of Patagonia includes the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego, as well as the southern tips of the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and La Pampa. The Chilean portion embraces the southern part of the region of Los Lagos, and the regions of Aysen and Magallanes. It excludes those portions of Antarctica claimed by both countries. The Andes Mountains in Patagonia are characterized by these soaring granite pillars in Torres del Paine National Park in nearby Chile.
Newest Review: ... give him a little thank you present! We were to experience many more similar acts of kindness from the Argentines we met on our long trip. Having found the tyre we were looking for, we went towards the town centre of Comodoro Rivadavia. Colourful and very inviting, we strolled for a long time before walking into a café/ restaurant where the choice of food was such that it was almost ... more
Customer Patagonia (Chile) Reviews (1)
by - written on 12/10/05 (Very useful, 285 readings)
Patagonia is divided into Argentinean Patagonia and Chilean Patagonia. This review is about Argentinean Patagonia. I could have said this without repeating the word “Patagonia” so much, but you have no idea how sweet this name sounds on my tongue and my mind. Patagonia! Patagonia Patagonia Patagonia. Okay, enough! The origin of the name “Patagonia” is not very clear. Some say it was derived from the Tehuelche’s (natives of the region) moccasins’ size. The Tehuelches were (they have now been eradicated) very tall and it is said that the shoes (moccasins) they wore made their feet appear even larger, hence, some assume, ... Read the complete review
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