Punta Arenas is the most populous and cosmopolitan city of the Chilean Patagonia. Within it are all the services and amenities of large cities, so it has a free zone which allows its residents to enjoy great benefits.
Quality of life stands out as the best of all Chile, ended up with the second highest per capita income of the country. The Magallanes region is characterized by regional feeling (the Magellanic call their region the "Independent Republic of Magellan") and attachment to the land, has its own flag, motto and anthem, what makes it a very particular area been demonstrated in the 2005 parliamentary elections when elected Chiles first independent senator.
The layout of the city for the Spanish classic checkerboard design or "checkerboard" but with distance from the center of the city suburbs acquire more modern tracks. The center of the city presents an architecture that is more like European cities with neo classical buildings and the streets are spacious and wooded. In the suburbs, most of the houses are Georgian.