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Copiapó

(kōpyäpō`), city (1990 est. pop. 79,268), capital of Atacama region, N central Chile, on the Copiapó River. An industrial city at the southern edge of the Atacama Desert, Copiapó has industries that ship and process the copper, gold, and silver of the surrounding region. The city was founded in 1540 by Pedro de ValdiviaValdivia, Pedro de
, c.1500–1554, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Chile. One of Francisco Pizarro's best officers in the conquest of Peru, educated, energetic, somewhat less cruel and avaricious than his fellow conquerors, Valdivia obtained permission from Pizarro to
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, the Spanish conqueror of Chile. It is connected to Argentina by a highway across the Andes.

Copiapó

 

a city in Chile, administrative center of the Atacama Province, in the valley of the Copiapo River, on the Pan American Highway. Population, 47,100 (1969). Railroad station. Copiapó is an important center for the mining of copper and iron ores. Copper is smelted there. The city was founded in 1540.

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In the great mining provinces of Coquimbo and Copiapo, firewood is very scarce, and men search for it over every hill and dale; and by this means nearly all the richest mines have there been discovered.
Chiles Ministry of National Property has released a public tender to lease state-owned land to local and foreign investors to develop renewable power projects in the districts of Diego de Almagro and Copiapo, in the Atacama region.
2010 - The Copiapo mining accident traps 33 Chileanminers 2300ft below ground.
2010: The Copiapo mining accident trapped 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300ft below the ground.
The greatest shaking was reported in the towns of Copiapo and Tierra Amarilla, Onemi said.
Dubai: UAE rider Mohammad Al Beloushi climbed from ninth into eighth place in the overall classification among official factory riders at the end of third day at the Rally Atacama in Copiapo, Chile.
The Copiapo Solar Project uses SolarReserve's proprietary solar thermal energy storage technology and is scheduled to reach commercial operation in 2019.
El 25 de marzo Radio Copiapo informo del colapso de un relave minero en el sector Paipote.
Unusually heavy thunderstorms and torrential rains that began Tuesday breached the banks of the swollen Copiapo River forcing evacuations because of fears of mudslides.
quien se desempenaba como parroco en la parroquia San Francisco de Asis, en la ciudad de Los Angeles, fue nombrado por el Papa como nuevo obispo de Copiapo.
The Santo Domingo mine and concentrator will be located 50 km southwest of Codelco's El Salvador copper mine and 130 km north-northeast of Copiapo.
Ha llegado el momento en que todo Copiapo debera alzar su voz de protesta, sin distincion ni credos, edades ni nacionalidades; y que logre llegar en formas de un eco justiciero a la Casa de Gobierno, que sordo e impavido, no ha escuchado el constante clamor que desde largos anos, viene lanzando nuestro sufrido pueblo.