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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Chile on the Strait of Magellan. Founded in the 1840s, it is the southernmost city in the world. Population: 116,000.

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  • n. a city in southern Chile on the Strait of Magellan; the southernmost city in the world

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  • It did not appear to be much, that sandspit known as Punta Arenas, with its row of sheds at the water's edge, and its scattering shrubs tossing in the wind; but sovereignty over this very point was claimed by three petty powers: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and "Mosquito."

    In the Footprints of the Padres

  • This is landing at Punta Arenas, which is actually the commercial airport closest to the Antarctic.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2001

  • On this strait is located Punta Arenas, which is the southernmost town in the world.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands

  • On the way to the airport, we stopped off briefly at the cemetary in Punta Arenas, which is a tourist attraction in its own right, full of monuments and elaborate mausoleums for the prominent families of the area, including the Jose Menendez family.

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  • I note that Mike is surrounded by 4 other motorcyclists and they know where to get the tire fixed in Punta Arenas, which is an hour and a half away.

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  • In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in September, President Cristina Kirchner singled out the 1999 agreement to allow a weekly flight between Punta Arenas, Chile and the Falkland Islands which flies over Argentina.

    Argentina Blasts Prince William Falklands Tour

  • Contrary to speculation prior to the speech, Mrs. Kirchner said nothing about revising the 1999 pact between Argentina and the U.K. allowing a weekly LAN Airlines SA flight to use Argentine airspace while flying from Punta Arenas, Chile, to the Falklands' Mount Pleasant airport.

    Argentine Leader Steps Up Pressure on Falklands

  • Thousands of travelers were left stranded in Punta Arenas, Chile over the past few days due to protests, general strikes, and road blocks throughout the region.

    Punta Arenas, Chile Strikes Strand Thousands Of Travelers

  • Thousands of travelers were left stranded in Punta Arenas, Chile over the past few days due to protests, general strikes, and road blocks throughout the...

    Punta Arenas, Chile Strikes Strand Thousands Of Travelers

  • LAN airlines suspended flights to the cities of Puerto Montt, Coyhaique and Punta Arenas in the far south of the South American country.

    Chile volcano ash circles globe, returns home

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