May 31, 2019

Puerto Williams (Chile) is now world's southernmost city, not Ushuaia (Argentina).


  • Puerto Williams is the main settlement, port and naval base on Navarino Island in Chile. It faces the Beagle Channel. 

  • Puerto Williams, a growing hamlet on the remote southern tip of the South American continent, has been upgraded to the category of “city” by Chilean authorities, making it the world’s southernmost city. 

  • Puerto Williams has nudged out Ushuaia, a neighbor in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego, for the title.