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Chile elevates Puerto Williams to city status, Ushuaia no longer southernmost city

Christian Fernsby |
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains in the remote south of Chile, the peaceful town of Puerto Williams was elevated to the status of a city, displacing its neighbor Argentina Ushuaia as the southernmost in the world.

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Tour operators hope that with the reclassification ordered by the Chilean government, the town of changing climate and strong winds on the south bank of the Beagle Channel will multiply the interest of local and foreign visitors.

"For us it is a tool that will serve us a lot from the tourist point of view, so that more people reach us," Francisca Albornoz, president of the Tourism Association of Cabo de Hornos, told Reuters.

In the extreme south of Chile, attractive sites such as Torres del Paine already receive a remarkable flow of Chilean and foreign tourists.

But not all are celebrations. The designation of "city" has been the object of some questioning since it is considered in that category to the settlements of more than 5,000 inhabitants and Puerto Williams received it only because it is the capital of a province.

In addition, local residents are concerned that the interest aroused by the new title may mean an increase in the internal flow of people that affects the tranquility of the place.

"We are really accustomed to tranquility, to leave your doors open, for example, to leave the keys of the cars there, so we also believe that this can happen, that this tranquility is lost," said María Luisa Muñoz, vice president of the Yagán community in the Mejillones bay.


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