Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the World
In order to organize your trip to the end of the world, this special report on Tierra del Fuego will help you have a clear¬†idea of the attractions, lodging facilities and how to get to this place.¬†
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. It is located on the shores of the Beagle Channel, at the southern tip of¬† Tierra del Fuego Island, and surrounded by the Martial Mounts.¬†Its superlative location allows you to enjoy sea, mountains and forests¬†at the same time.
Ushuaia’s name¬†comes from the language¬†of the¬†y√°manas or¬†yaghanes indians, its¬†original inhabitants,¬†and means “bay that penetrates¬†westward.”
Ushuaia is a young city. The city foundation was in October 12, 1884 when an argentine expedition arrived to establishing a sub-prefecture.
However, some 300 Anglican missionaries of the South¬†American Missionary Society already populated the area.¬†They built the first houses¬†and took care of¬†evangelize the¬†natives.
For Argentinean people Ushuaia began to be known in the early¬†twentieth¬†century when it was¬†decided to build¬†there a prison.
The prison of Ushuaia is part of the city‚Äôs history and the prisoners were the ‚Äúfirst settlers‚ÄĚ.
The picturesque¬†village¬†suffered¬†a sudden¬†onset¬†of¬†population growth¬†since¬†the 1970’s, thanks to¬†a special regime of¬†industrial promotion.
Today,¬†Ushuaia¬†is a tourist¬†city¬†with¬†international airport and¬†all necessary services.¬†It is also¬†a cruise port¬†and the closest deepwater port to the¬†Antarctic.