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One of the most beautiful, and rugged mountain range as well as an area steeped in tradition, we present this week’s PHOTOS OF THE WEEK, Highlighting PATAGONIA of South America. This mountain range is commonly known as the border between Chile and Argentina, and both countries claim the beauty of this mountain range. So, let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful mountains in the world:

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Patagonia is a sparsely populated region at the southern end of South America, governed by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes Mountains, lakes, fjords, 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.

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The Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia.[1] 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.

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In the southernmost part of South America, Patagonia occupies 260,000 square miles spanning Argentina and Chile. The region is known for dramatic mountain peaks, an abundance of glaciers and an array of unique wildlife.

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What airport do you fly into for Patagonia?

Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport

To reach Patagonia, you‘ll want to fly through Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) and then take a hopper flight to your desired Patagonian city. Alternatively, you could fly into Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ), Chilean Patagonia‘s main airport, and cross the border into El Calafate in Southern Patagonia.

Watch this amazing video of the ice breaking away from this glacier in Patagonia

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Why is Patagonia so special?

Patagonia’s clothing is inseparable from its aggressive environmental advocacy. It led the outdoor industry in using recycled nylon and polyester fabrics, and Patagonia’s chilled-out vintage vibe is rooted in the idea that its clothes are built to last for years, not just seasons. Click: patagonia to see their specials.

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Is Patagonia better in Chile or Argentina?

If it comes down to size, the Argentine Patagonia is a winner. It’s larger than Chilean Patagonia, meaning there are more places to visit and more things to see and do. However, while Chilean Patagonia may be smaller, that also means it’s easier to see and do all the best things in that region.

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Map of Patagonia
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The striking scenery of Patagonia is the result of major glaciological and geological transformations that took place in the region millions of years ago, creating mountains and countless valleys, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Patagonia is one of the most uninhabited areas of our planet and home to an incredible variety of wildlife and plant life, many of which is endemic to the region.

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Thank you for taking a look at some great photos from a world a lot of know nothing about. These travel photos are a good way to get yourself acquainted with the rest of the world.

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