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List of ports - Chile

The Ainsworth Bay is located on the Chilean Almirantazgo Fjord, south of the country. Here is the 40-meter-high Marinelli Glacier.
Anakena llies on the north coast of Easter Island in  the southeast pacific, politically belonging to Chile. In 1995 it was officially incorporated as Rapa Nui National Park into the list of UNESCO world heritage. Its isolated location makes the mystical island one of the remotest places on earth.
Ancud is a town of about 30,000 inhabitants in the south of Chile, on Chiloé, the second largest island of the country, along the canal of Chacao. Originally on this island lived the people of the Huilliches. For the first time a Spaniard, Francisco de Ulloa stepped on the island on November 8, 1553. The city of Ancud was founded in 1768 by Governor Carlos de Berengue and served the Spaniards as a fortress. Long after the Chilean independence, the city remained in Spanish hands until it was conquered in 1826 by Chilean troops. For a long time Ancud was capital of the island. In 1982 it was replaced by the city of Castro. An earthquake in 1960 caused in Ancud serious damage. Today Ancud depends mainly on tourism, fishing industry and agriculture.
The city of Antofagasta is located in northern Chile and has arunf 350,000 inhabitants. The city is therefore located by the Pacific, but is surrounded by desert and thus climatically quite dry. In the 19th century great nitric and nitrate deposits were discovered in the area around Antofagasta, and because shortly afterwards the Spanish-Bolivian port of Cobija north of Antofagasta was destroyed Antofagasta took quite a boom and became the most important port in the region.
The most northern city of Chile, Arca, is located at the border triangle with Bolivia and Peru. Arica is historically also oriented to these countries.Through the affluence of this region the city became wealthy.
Bahia Garibaldi is a lively small town in Chilean Tierra del Fuego, located about 100 km north of the Argentine city of Ushuaia.
The Isla de Chiloe is an original island, about 70 kilometers off the Chilean coast. Once mission station of the Jesuits and Franciscans, Chiloe lies now in desolation and sad-beautiful melancholy. Everything that has remained on the Chilotes from this period are 150 beautiful wooden churches.120.000 people live on the 9,200 square km island - almost secluded from world events. To this day, only half of the 180-kilometer-long and 60-kilometer-wide Isla de Chiloe is accessible.
Chico Island is an island in the Chilean part of the South American Tierra del Fuego.
Coquimbo, together with the neighboring town of La Serena is the center of Chile's "little north". The city has about 170,000 inhabitants and is closely linked to the pirate Francis Drake. The port plays an important role as an export port, particularly for the east. In the harbor are two shipwrecks.
Corral is a little-known port for cruises.It served as a starting point to visit the modern and vibrant city of Valdivia. There you can still find one or the other descendant of German immigrants. This came in the second half of the 19th century to Chile and contributed to the development of the town.
The Diego Ramirez Islands are a group of smaller islands which lie about 100 km south-west of Cape Horn and belong to Chile. They were discovered on 12 February 1619 by the Portuguese Bartolomé and Gonzalo García de Nodal. They were named after the geographer of the expedition, Diego Ramírez de Arellano. Until the discovery of the South Sandwich Islands in 1775, the San Diego Ramirez Islands were the southernmost islands known. Built in 1951, the Chilean Navy built a weather station above Caleta Condell, a small bay on the northeast coast of the island Gonzalo.
The Garibaldi Glacier is located on the same-named fjord in southern Chile.
Hanga Roa is the capital  located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean Easter Island belonging to Chile. The 3,300-inhabitant city is located on the south west coast of the island. It is the only settlement and home to all important infrastructure facilities of the island. Here is also the only port of the island. Economically, the city lives almost exclusively from tourism.
The city of Iquique in northern Chile is one of the most visited cities in the country. As a city on the Pacific it benefits greatly from the port, which was also historically important. Of it still testifies the old port customs building. In addition, the city is noted for its beautiful beaches, its liveliness and the historic city center. The port city has become a fashionable holiday destination today, even if poverty is felt strongly in the suburbs.
The remote island Chanarel lies a few kilometers away from the place Chanaral on the mainland of Chile. The small island is worth seeing especially because of its nature. Already during a short stay you can exploit this island well, and of course enjoy, because Chanarel is beautifully landscaped.
Already on the way to Isla Damas you will usually be accompanied by sea lions. The island is a national park and has some very picturesque white beaches. There are a few places too, be it fishing village or former colonial city: next to nature also history is of importance. The contrasts are what makes the island charming.
Chiloé, located in the Chilean region of Los Lagos is the second largest island of the country. In November 1553 the first Europeans landed on its shores, a few years later began a systematic colonization. As part of a ranking of 111 global paradises the magazine National Geographic Traveller awarded  Chiloé in 2007 the 3rd place in- see for yourself!
The Magdalena Island is a national park. You arrive either in Puerto Cisnes or Puerto Puyuhuapi, although the most important city of the island of Puerto Gaviato.To the national park still belong other islands, but during a short stay you had better stay on the main island.
The Isla Mocha lies southwest off the coast of Chile. It was first in the 16th century by Dutch and the English, whose influence can still be seen today. Meanwhile mainly Chileans live here, and just before the harbor you can see what the main source of income is: fishing. Moby Dick is said to have also lived in the waters around Mocha and have guarded as whale against whale catching ships. Today the island is partly national reserve.
The Isla Pan de Azucar is part of the National Park Pan de Azucar on the Chilean Pacific coast. This partly barren partly colorful National Park is home to countless different cacti varieties.
Cape Horn is generally regarded as the southernmost point of South America. The cape was first circumnavigated by an expedition of the Dutch navigator Willem Cornelisz Schouten and Jacob Le Maire on January 26,1616. They searched for a new passage to the Pacific  because Dutch ships were only allowed to use the Strait of Magellan if they belonged to the Dutch East India Company. The cape was named in honor of the council of the city of Capo Hoorn. Cape Horn separates the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. The circumnavigation of the cape was one of the most feared sea routes. In particular, the passage to the west was due to the constant westerly storms extremely dangerous and difficult. It is estimated that the seas off Cape Horn became disastrous for more than 800 ships and more than 10,000 people and the largest ship graveyard in the world.
Chile means in the local language, "the end of the world". Meanwhile the country is anything but offside. About 4300 km, it extends west of the Andes along the Pacific. From the southern tip to the middle of South America, it offers some of the most varied geography of the world.
The Torres del Paine is one of the most famous Chilean national parks. Its name translated means "blue towers" (paine is the word for blue, in the language of the Mapuche Indians).
Niebla, also known as Valdivia, is not only the capital of the province of Valdivia in the south of Chile, but also lies on the Valdivia River, not far from its mouth into the Pacific. As much Valdivia, the region owes its name to the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia, who named the city after himself in 1552. For several years it was a Spanish fortress in the fight against the Indians, until it was destroyed in 1575 by a very severe earthquake with subsequent landslides and flooding.
Under the Spanish manager Pedro Mariño de Lobera Valdivia was rebuilt and neglected for some time after a Spanish defeat against the Indios, until it was again settled in 1645.
I recent times Valdivia was the site of the Chilean independence war of 1818. Two years later, the city itself fell to Chile.
Valdivia experienced an important population and economic growth from 1846, after German emigrants had settled there. This is how the first beer brewery in Chile came into being.
Despite its prosperity, however, the city had not been spared by heavy blows until the present time. In 1909, a major fire deserted parts of the town and in 1960 Valdivia was hit by the world's most severe earthquake, with a subsequent tsunami, which in turn caused extreme damage.
Nevertheless, Valdivia again enjoys today a pleasant urban development. Thanks to the wooded environment, the wood processing industry plays a major role. But also other products, including food and leather goods, come from Valdivia and in the meantime beer is again brewed. In addition, Valdivia is today a university location. The "Universidad Austral de Chile" is based here.
The climate in Valdivia and its surroundings is humid throughout the year, with an increasing frequency of rainfall, particularly in winter (May - September). Temperatures usually vary between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius during this "cold" season.
The easternmost Polynesian island is called by the locals Rapa Nui. It is located 3,600 km off the Chilean coast and is 163 sq km. Because at the time of the discovery in 1722 it was just Easter, the discoverer Jacob Roggeveens called the island "Paasch-Eiland" - Easter Island.
The Easter Island has a population of about 1500 and remains a puzzle to this day: the settlement history is still unclear.
The Easter Island is the most remote place of the earth from other inhabited places.
In the south of Chile, on the Beagle Channel, you will find the famous Pia Glacier, which radiates in the sunlight in the most fantastic blue tones.
The glacier Pio XI (also called Anna Maria) is one of the most powerful glaciers in the world. It is part of the Chilean Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and is located west of Chile in Exmouth Fjord. This fjord belongs to Patagonia, one of the largest ice areas in the world. In addition to the majestic glacier, the snowy fjord offers some interesting bird species.
Port Williams is the southernmost city in the world. It is located on the Isla Navarino at the southern tip of Chile. The city is mainly important for its port, both as a military base and as a starting point for many Antarctic tours. The city itself, however, with its 2,500 inhabitants has not much spectacular things to offer.
The small southern Chilean town of Pucón lies on the shores of Lake Villarrica, near the town of Temuco, known as the center of the Mapuche as well as the German-speaking Chileans. The inhabitants of Pucó live mainly from fishing and tourism.
Puerto Aguirre is a small fishing village, located in the Chonos archipelago, an island group in the south of Chile. About 1,500 people, whose main source of income is fishing, now live in the small picturesque village.
Puerto Chacabuco is a small port town of almost 1,500 inhabitants and is close to the town of Puerto Aisén. The port is important for the region around the San Rafael lagoon and also serves as a fishing port.
Puerto Cisnes is located in the south of Chile, in West Patagonia, at the mouth of Rio Cisnes in the Puyuhuapi canal. Founded in 1929, however, it was only settled since 1952. Around 2.500 people live in this settlement, which today is the urban core of the municipality of Cisnes.
Puerto Eden is located south of Chile on the island of Wellington and has about 200 inhabitants, most of whom are Kaweshar Indians. It rains very frequently in Puerto Eden and the houses are built on stilts as are most walks. So the island is also a rather muddy area.
Puerto Montt is located in the south of Chile on a wide Pacific bay. The city is set against the backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes, the harbor is busy and in the restaurants and food stalls there are fresh fish directly from the sea. Despite its 160,000 inhabitants, Puerto Montt has preserved the charm and cosiness of a small town.
Puerto Natales is a city with about 19,000 inhabitants in southern Chile. The harbor town is located at the Ultima-Esperanza-Fjord. It was founded in 1911. The city is usually the starting point for excursions to the national parks Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins as well as for Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia tours.
Juan Fernández Ladrillero was first explored in 1557. In the area lived the aborigines Kawéskar and Aonikenk. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many immigrants from Germany and England immigrated.
On the shores of the southern Chilean Llanquihue Lake lies the town of Puerto Varas with its 35,000 inhabitants, set against the backdrop of the majestic volcano cone Osorno. German immigrants settled on the lakes shore since 1846, the city of Puerto Varas itself was founded 8 years later.
Puerto Williams is the southernmost city in the world. It is located on the Isla Navarino at the southern tip of Chile. The city is mainly important for its port, both as a military base and as a starting point for many Antarctic tours. The city itself, however, with its 2,500 inhabitants is not too spectaculous.
Punta Arenas is located in the south of Chile on the Magellan Strait. The city has more than 100,000 inhabitants and was founded in the 19th century as a convict colony. It eventually turned into a port town, when coal was discovered and sheep were introduced. But the great upswing came with the gold rush. So far the culture of the city is characterized by various influences, from Portugal and England.
The small fishing village Puyuhuapi lies at the end of the fjord of the same name, in the Chilean region of Patagonia. In 1935 it was founded by German immigrants.
The port town of Quellón is located in the southeast of Chile's second largest island, Chiloé, in the south of the country. Once the indigenous people of Caucahues settled the area of the present city, before they were moved to the neighboring island of Cailín in 1743.
The Chilean Quitralco Fjord is a former glacier bed in Patagonia. The word comes from the language of the Mapuche Indians and means "fire water". The name of the fjord says it all: countless thermal springs pour their hot water into the fjord.
Rapa Nui is the name of the inhabitants of the island, which belongs to Chile. Nearly 4,000 people live here.
The island has a long history of settlement and the most diverse flora and fauna. You will not be bored here.
The island Robinson Crusoe was only named after the famous novel hero of Daniel Dafoe in 1966. It is part of the Juan Fernández Islands, located off Chile in the Pacific Ocean and is one of the few islands inhabited there. The shape is rather mountainous and rocky, although also bright green, while the coast except for a few exceptions has rather harsh charm.
San Rafael is a glacier located in the beautiful lagoon by the same name, of incredible dimensions: approximately 15 km long, this glacier slides into the Pacific and calves with towering icebergs into the sea. Depending on weather conditions, these mountains shimmer in different colors and give wonderful photo opportunities.
Santiago de Chile is the capital of Chile and the political and economic center of Chile, with five million inhabitants, even if the parliament meets in Valparaiso. Santiago is situated in a basin surrounded by the peaks of the Andes on the river Mapocho. 40 percent of all Chileans live in the capital or in its immediate surroundings.
Seno Agostini is a fjord with a glacier by the same name in Argentine Tierra del Fuego.
The Serno-Eyre fjord is one of the Patagonian fjords in southern Chile on the Magellan Strait. It is one of the most fascinating panorama views ever: steep cliffs tower along the fjord and offer a magnificent and untouched landscape with numerous animal species.
Talcahuano is a Chilean port city with a population of around 162,000. The Italian captain Juan Bautista Pastene was the first European to have entered the area of today's city in 1544. A railway connection opened in 1872 made the city one of the most important ports in the country at the end of the 19th century. Talcahuano has also been an important military location for a long time.
The city of Temuco with its 255,000 inhabitants lies in southern Chile. It is known also as the center of the German-speaking Chileans as well as the Mapuche people.
Torres del Paine is one of Chile's most famous national parks. Its name is derived from the Spanish word for 'towers' and the term "paine" for the word for ' blue ' in the language of the Mapuche Indians, means as much as "blue towers".
The small Chilean village of Tortel could be reached until 2002 only by boat, today can you approach it also on a passable road.
The Tucker Island belongs to the Chilean part of Tierra del Fuego, an island group on the extreme tip of South America with the same-named island. The island group was divided between Argentina and Chile in 1881. From the mainland, Tierra del Fuego is separated by the Magellan road where Tucker Island lies.
Valparaíso is called Paradise Valley and is a city in Chile with about 278,000 inhabitants whose port is one of the most important in South America. The military coup, which took place in Chile in 1973, started in the port of Valparaíso. Since the end of the Pinochet era, the city has been the seat of the Chilean Congress.
Valparaíso fully justifies its named: the city is characterized by a Mediterranean climate and is located on a picturesque bay, open to the north, of the Pacific Ocean. The city is also considered cultural capital of the country. The newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso is the oldest still existing Spanish-language newspaper in South America.
Wulaia Bay is located in the south of Chile and is of great historical importance for the area, as once one of the largest Indian settlements in the region was located here.