Juan Fernández Islands

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Juan Fer·nán·dez Islands

 (fər-năn′dəs, fĕr-nän′dĕs)
An island group belonging to Chile, in the southeast Pacific Ocean west of Valparaíso, Chile. Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor and the inspiration for Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, lived on one of the islands from 1704 to 1709.

Juan Fernández Islands

(ˈdʒuːən fəˈnændɛz; Spanish xwan fɛrˈnandɛθ)
pl n
(Placename) a group of three islands in the S Pacific Ocean, administered by Chile: volcanic and wooded. Area: about 180 sq km (70 sq miles)
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At last month's IMPAC4, the government also announced the creation of a 147,000-sq-km marine reserve around Cape Horn and the Diego Ramirez Islands, near southern Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago; and the extension of an MPA around the Juan Fernandez Islands, which lie approximately 670 km west of the Chilean mainland.
The Juan Fernandez Islands in the South Pacific, 667 km off the coast of Chile, were discovered in 1574, and the presence there of seals in great numbers was reported by a number of visitors, including in the journal of the privateer Woodes Rogers (first published 1712), the narrative of George Shelvocke in the London ship Speedwell in 1720, and Commodore George Anson's journal (published 1748) (Rogers 1726, 135-136; Shelvocke 1726, 253-258; Anson 1748, 157).
Botanical and geological significance of potassium-argon dates from the Juan Fernandez Islands. Science, 225: 49-51.
He was marooned on one of the Juan Fernandez islands off Chile for alleged insubordination to his irascible captain.
The Chilean air force plane had 21 people aboard when it vanished near the remote Juan Fernandez islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Chile's government has confirmed all 21 people on board a military aircraft, which crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the remote Juan Fernandez islands, have died.
SANTIAGO, Shawwal 5, 1432, Sep 3, 2011, SPA - The remains of a Chilean air force plane that disappeared near the Juan Fernandez islands off Chile's Pacific coast on Friday with 21 people aboard have been found in the sea, the islands' mayor told state television.
1709: The real Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, on whom Daniel Defoe based his famous novel, was rescued after five years on the uninhabited Juan Fernandez islands (Man Friday was an invention of Defoe's).
Tsunami waves generated by the earthquake overwhelmed the nearby Juan Fernandez Islands and local towns, causing extensive damage.
Saturday's quake also triggered a tsunami that killed at least four people on Chile's Juan Fernandez islands and caused serious damage to the port town of Talcahuano.
The wave has already caused serious damage to the sparsely populated Juan Fernandez islands, off the Santiago coast, local radio reported.