Ushuaia - Valleys and Icebergs
Just naming it excites our imagination, and we're taken to the end of the world, or the beginning of everything. This city, which stands against strong winds and severe weather, is the capital city of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina's southernmost province. It's located on the shores of Beagle Channel, surrounded by the Martial Mountain Range, at Ushuaia bay. The Department of Ushuaia covers an area of 3,482 square miles (9,017 sq km), which includes Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) and Argentine islands of the Beagle Channel. The shores of Beagle Channel and the Martial Range provide the natural frame for this town. Ushuaia and the neighboring Chilean city of Puerto Williams are the southernmost cities in the world. The name of the city comes from the language of the Yámana, the indigenous inhabitants to this land, and it means "bay that penetrates westward". This city is the natural, most suitable and closest point of access to Antarctica. It's a place of natural wealth, including woods, mountains, rivers and the sea. There is a port for trade and tourism, as well as an airport, with modern equipment and facilities.