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Patagonia



Introduction of Patagonia
Wild region in South America, mostly in extreme S Argentina. It was explored by Magellan in 1520, but hostile natives discouraged settlement in the next two centuries. The area was visited by Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century during the voyage of the Beagle. Following the lead of the Argentine general Julio Roca, Europeans began ranching in the region in the late 19th century.

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