Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco is a town at the head of Aisén Fjord, in Aisé Province, Aisén Region, Chile. It was named after the Battle of Chacabuco of 1817. Puerto Aisén was once the main port in the Aisén Fjord until the eruption of Mount Hudson volcano in 1991. The resulting ashes and erosion made the area […]


Chile is a long and narrow country in South America. It measures some 4,200 kilometers from north to south, but is never more than 180 km at its widest. It is bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage to the far south. It is […]

Castro, Chile

Castro is a city on Chiloé Island in Chile. It serves as the capital of Chiloé Province. Covering 427.5 sq km (165.1 sq mi), Castro has a population of 40,000 people (2012 estimate). It is the third oldest continuously inhabited city in Chile that is still in existence. Iglesia San Francisco de Castro, in Castro, […]

Quintay, Chile

Quintay is a small fishing village located about 47 km (29 mi) to the south of Valparaíso, Chile. The coast at Quintay, Chile http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Costa_%28Quintay%29.jpg Felipe Malagueño From the village center, small lanes wind down to the caleta, or creek, where there’s a fishing harbor with its seafood restaurants. Here you can see the fishermen unload […]

Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is the capital of Magallanes & Antartica Chilena, the southernmost region of Chile. It covers 17,846.3 sq km (6,890.5 sq mi) and has a population of 120,000 (2011 estimate). Punta Arenas is the biggest city south of the 46th parallel south. Punta Arenas is located on the Brunswick Peninsula (Península de Brunswick). It […]