1. group of islands at the tip of South America, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan: they are
divided between Argentina & Chile: 28,473 sq mi (73,745 sq km)
2. chief island of this group, divided between Argentina & Chile: c. 18,000 sq mi (46,620 sq km)
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