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Punta Arenas is the regional capital of the Magallanes y Antartica Region located in Chilean Patagonia. Punta Arenas (formerly Punta Arenosa, "Sandy Point") is located on the Brunswick Peninsula and was founded in the 17th century by Englishman J. Byron who gave it the name of Sandy Point. With a population of around 120,000 (2002) it is the largest settlement on the Strait of Magellan and is located 1418 km from the coast of Antarctica.

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