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Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

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Geographic headingPatagonia (Argentina and Chile)
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Geographic subdivision usagePatagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Variant(s)Canales, Región de los (Argentina and Chile)
Patagonica, Región (Argentina and Chile)
Patagonica, Zona (Argentina and Chile)
Región de la Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Región de los Canales (Argentina and Chile)
Región Patagonica (Argentina and Chile)
Zona de Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Zona Patagonica (Argentina and Chile)
See alsoPlateaus--Argentina
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Found inMerriam-Web. geog. dict., c1997 (Patagonia. Region of South America, mostly in Argentina, S of the Limay and Río Negro rivers, or ab. 39⁰S, extending to the Strait of Magellan, ab. 1000 mi. (1610 km.); divided 1881 between Chile (Magallanes prov.) and Argentina (provs. of Río Negro, Chubut, and Santa Cruz); a barren tableland bet. the Andes and Atlantic Ocean; ab. 311,000 sq. mi. (805,490 sq. km.))
The Columbia gaz. of the world, c1998 (Patagonia, region (c. 300,000 sq mi/777,000 sq km), primarily in S Argentina, includes provs. of Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Neuquén, S of the Río Colorado and E of the Andes, but including extreme SE Chile and N Tierra del Fuego. Patagonia, except for the far S plains, the sub-Andean region, and the Andes, is a vast, windswept semiarid plateau, sloping gently toward the E and terminating in cliffs along the Atlantic Ocean)
GEOnet, Feb. 2, 2001 (in Argentina: Patagonia, RGN, 44⁰00ʹ00ʺS, 68⁰00ʹ00ʺW, variants: Patagonica, Región; Patagonia, Región de la; La Patagonia; in Chile: Canales, Región de los, RGN, 48⁰00ʹ00ʺS, 74⁰00ʹ00ʺW, variants: Patagonica, Zona; Patagonia, Zona de; Patagonia)
GEOnet (region; 44°00ʹ00ʺS 068°00ʹ00ʺW)