The southernmost city in the world.

Located between the last stretch of the Andes mountain range and the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego. Its name comes from the Yámana language and means “bay that looks towards the west.”

Due to its latitude (54° South), Ushuaia has the particularity of experiencing the longest night in winter and the day with the most hours of light in summer. Among the five cities recognized as “gateways” to Antarctica, Ushuaia is the closest port, just 1000 kilometers away from the Antarctic Peninsula.

Surface: 23 km2.

Population: 74,752 inhabitants (2019).

Altitude: 410m.