Why is Ushuaia called the End of the World?

Ushuaia, the end of the world

Ushuaia is often referred to as the “End of the World” because it is the southernmost city in the world that is located at the southern tip of South America, on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The city is situated on the Beagle Channel, which separates Argentina from Chile.

During the Age of Exploration, Ushuaia was considered the last stop before Antarctica, and it was an important port for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The city was also a penal colony for many years, with prisoners sent there to build and maintain the infrastructure of the region.

Today, Ushuaia is a popular destination for tourists who come to explore the rugged beauty of Tierra del Fuego and to experience the natural wonders of the southernmost point of South America. Visitors can take boat tours along the Beagle Channel, hike in the nearby mountains, and visit the nearby penguin colonies. The city is also a departure point for cruises to Antarctica. The nickname “End of the World” has become a popular branding for tourism in the region and has helped to attract visitors from around the world.

Where is Ushuaia on the map?

Ushuaia is located in the southernmost part of South America, specifically on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, which is divided between Argentina and Chile. It is situated on the southern coast of the main island of Tierra del Fuego, just north of the Beagle Channel.

Check the map below to see the geographic coordinates of Ushuaia

You can easily find Ushuaia on a map of South America by looking at the southern tip of Argentina, where you will see the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.


Where is Ushuaia located on the map?

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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in travel market, as Sales & Marketing Manager in RipioTurismo, Marketing Manager in Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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