Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

The southernmost city in the world (a claim that is somewhat disputed), Ushuaia, is the capital of the Argentine province of Tiera del Fuego on a bay between the Martial mountain range and the Beagle Channel.

In the early 20th century, Ushuaia was the site of a prison for major criminals. The prison was built on the same idea as France’s ‘Devil’s Island’, where escape was virtually impossible. Therefore, inmates became ‘forced colonists’ spending most of their time cutting wood and building the town.

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Posted by John G. Walter on 2008-09-16 17:03:43

Tagged: , Ushuaia , Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Islands , Argentina , DSC0785

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