Tierra del Fuego

geographical name
Tier·​ra del Fue·​go | \ tē-ˈer-ə-(ˌ)del-fü-ˈā-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Tierra del Fuego (audio) , ˈtyer-ä-(ˌ)t͟hel-ˈfwā-gō \

Definition of Tierra del Fuego

1 archipelago off southern South America south of the Strait of Magellan; in Argentina and Chile area over 28,400 square miles (73,556 square kilometers)
2 chief island of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago area 18,530 square miles (48,178 square kilometers)

Note: The island of Tierra del Fuego is divided between Chile and Argentina.

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“Tierra del Fuego.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tierra%20del%20Fuego. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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