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Beagle Channel, Chile

Beagle Channel

The Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is 150 miles long and 3 to 8 miles wide. On it's north side are the main islands of the archipelago and there are many smaller islands to the south. At its eastern end the channel forms part of the border between Chile and Argentina, while the western end lies entirely in Chile and splits into two branches that encircle Isla Gordon. The eastern portion forms part of the ChileArgentina border, while the western portion lies entirely within Chile. The channel was named for the Charles Darwin's exploration ship, the Beagle.