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Magdalena Island, Magallanes Region

Magdalena Island is a small island in the Strait of Magellan, Chile. It is located in Magallanes Region northeast of the regional capital Punta Arenas. The first sheep introduced to Patagonia came to the island from the Falkland Islands in the 1800s. In 1982 it was declared national monument as part of Los Pinguinos Natural Monument. The penguin colony on the island hosts over 60,000 breeding pairs of the Magellanic Penguin. The island is currently uninhabited.

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