Strait of Magellan

body of water in Chile connecting Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
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The Strait of Magellan is a passageway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. It is just south of mainland South America and north of Tierra del Fuego. It goes through Argentina and Chile and for a long time the two countries argued over which one owned the land around it. Chile now owns it. The strait is named after Ferdinand Magellan. It is very foggy and stormy.

A satellite image of the Strait of Magellan

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