Monday, February 16, 2009

Chile - Torres del Paine National Park (CL-1771)

Here's my first card from Chile! :) And my first card from South American country other than Brazil :) It shows the beautiful nature of Torres del Paine National Park. There's a lot of information in Spanish on the back side of this card, which I obviously don't understand. And only 2 sentences in English: "Magallanes: The greatest variety of wildlife in Chile. 25 species of mammals and 105 species of birds live in the National Park." Magallanes is a region in South of Chile, where the National Park is situated.


Torres del Paine National Park
is a Chilean National Park encompassing a mountains, glacier, lake, and river-rich area in southern Chile. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km north of Puerto Natales and 312 km north of Punta Arenas. Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is its neighbour to the west, while Los Glaciares National Park is located to the north in Argentine territory.

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