Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Perino Moreno Glacier - Argentina

In January of 2013 Jusseli visited Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and she sent one of these Perito Moreno Glacier cards from there. The other card was sent by the same person who sent me one of the Iguazu Falls cards in the previous post. 

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The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia. 
The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This ice field is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.

The Perito Moreno Glacier, located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from El Calafate, was named after the explorer Francisco Moreno, a pioneer who studied the region in the 19th century and played a major role in defending the territory of Argentina in the conflict surrounding the international border dispute with Chile. - in: wikipedia

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