Lonquimay, Chile

Lonquimay is a town in Malleco Province, Araucan√≠a Region, Chile. The town is just to the west of the Argentinian border, at an elevation of 842 m (2,762 ft). It covers 3,914.2 sq km (1,511,3 sq mi) and has a population of 11,000 people (2012 estimate). Lonquimay Volcano, Chile http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lonquimay_Volcano.jpg Mono Andes An abandoned railway […]

Puno, Peru

Puno is a city in the southeastern part of Peru. Located by the shore of Lake Titicaca, it serves as the provincial and regional capital of the eponymous province and region. Puno is 3,860 m (12,421 ft) above sea level, and with a population of 100,000 people (2011 estimate), it is one of the biggest […]


Uruguay is a relatively small country in southeastern South America. Its name comes from the Guarani’ language meaning “river where the painted birds live”, and refers to the Uruguay River, of which Uruguay is located on its eastern bank. It is bordered by Brazil to the east and Argentina, across the Uruguay River, to the […]


Venezuela¬†is a country on the northern part of South America. Covering 916,445 sq km (353,841 sq mi), it is bordered by Colombia to the west, Brazil to the south and Guyana to the east. Venezuela also has a 2,800-km (1,700-mile) coastline facing the Caribbean Sea, of which is located a number of Caribbean islands including […]

San Fernando, Chile

San Fernando is the capital of Colchagua Province, in the O’Higgins Region of Central Chile. It is located in the northern edge of the Colchagua Valley, 339 m (1,112 ft) above sea level. Provincial government building of Colchagua in San Fernando, Chile http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gobcolchagua.JPG Alstradiaan San Fernando lies at the heart of the Chilean agricultural region. […]