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The Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica is located at the southern tip of the South American continent, in the southern part of Patagonia. Its capital is the city of Punta Arenas and the region is divided into four provinces: Magallanes, Última Esperanza, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica.
It has a population of 164,661 inhabitants (2015), making it the second least populated region in the country, with an area of 132,297 km², making it the largest in Chile.
The region has more than 60% of its territory protected through the "Áreas Silvestres Protegidas", there are several National Parks and natural reserves, where you can walk through the typical Magellanic forest composed by trees of the Nothofagus family such as the Coigüe (Nothofagus betuloides), Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio) and Ñirre (Nothofagus antarctica). The Magallanes region is not only made up of forests, for example, while traveling to Puerto Natales and in the northern part of Tierra del Fuego, you will admire the incredible Patagonian steppe where you can usually see Ñandú (Rhea pennata pennata), Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Chingue (Conepatus chinga) and guanacos (Lama guanicoe).
In this region full of life there is a very rich fauna among which we can find: puma (Puma concolor), black-chested eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus), gray fox (Lycalopex griseus), culpeo fox (Lycalopex culpaeus), condor (Vultur gryphus), southern parakeet (Enicognathus ferrugineus ferrugineus), Magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) and kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata stellata).