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Old 10-05-2014, 04:10 AM   #128
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The Island, the 5th largest in the Falklands archipelago, stretches about 30 km (19 mi) and about 7 km (4.3 mi) at its widest point, with a total area of 103.36 km2 (39.91 sq mi). Its 3 high points are First Mountain 277 m (909 ft), Middle Mountain 214 m (702 ft) and Marble Mountain 237 m (778 ft), all of which lie in the western part of the island.. The Eastern part of the island has lakes and wetlands and is of high conservation value.. The 2 halves are joined by an isthmus on which lies Pebble Island Settlement where the inhabitants live. The island has been a sheep farm since 1846; 13,500 Corriedale sheep are farmed, along with 240 head of beef and dairy cattle...
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The name Punta Arenas grew out of the Spanish term Punta Arenosa, which was a literal translation of the English name 'Sandy Point'. The city has also been known as "Magallanes" though today that term is normally used to describe the administrative region which includes the city..The city is often a jumping-off point for Antarctic expeditions, although Ushuaia (Argentina) and Christchurch (New Zealand) are also common starting points....Inti Illimani - La Exiliada De Sur - YouTube

In the year 1843 the Chilean government sent an X-pedition with the appointed task of establishing a permanent settlement on the shores of the Strait of Madellan. For this it built and commissioned a small sail ship called Goleta Ancud, which under the command of the British sailor John Williams, father of Juan Williams Rebolledo, transported ... a crew of 21 people (captain, eighteen crew,2 women), plus cargo, to accomplish the mandate of the Chilean government. The founding act of the settlement took place on 21 September 1843...

In 1877 a mutiny, known as "El motín de los artilleros" led to the destruction of a large part of the town and the murder of many civilians not directly associated with the prison. In time the city was restored and with the growth of the sheep industry and the discovery of gold, as well as increasing trade via sailing ships, began to prosper... Punta in the Arenas 2525 - YouTube

Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while the indigenous Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile declared its independence from Spain on February 12, 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879–83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its current northern territory. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche were completely subjugated. Although relatively free of the coups and arbitrary Govs that blighted South America, Chile endured the 17-year long military dictatorship (1973–1990) of Augusto Pinochet that left more than 3,000 people dead or missing..Since the Falklands War, when transport ties were severed between the Falkland Islands and continental Argentina, Punta Arenas has become a major outside link to the Arch-Ipelago..Taken - Abducidos Cap 01 sub español "Beyond the Sky - YouTube was in MissOuri.. It's the only home I really remember.. It was in the country..The Old WoMan.. She Said we couldn't leave that we were being raised up Special...

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