Coquimbo


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Coquimbo

(kōkēm`bō), city (1990 est. pop. 80,961), N central Chile. On a beautiful sheltered bay of the Pacific, it is the port for La SerenaLa Serena
, city (1990 est. pop. 105,600), capital of Coquimbo region, N central Chile, on the Elqui River. A commercial and agricultural center in a region of orchards and vineyards, it is a popular resort.
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. Exports are chiefly agricultural produce and minerals. Coquimbo was severely damaged in 1922 by a tsunami following an earthquake, and suffered significant damage in 2015 under similar circumstances. Coquimbo is located on a major rail line and the Pan-American Highway.

Coquimbo

 

a city and port in central Chile, in the province of Coquimbo. Population, 41,500 (1968). Railroad station. Iron ore is exported. Products include flour, wine, beer, and cement. There is fishing.

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We were bivouacking late one evening near Coquimbo, in Chile, when my servant, noticing that one of the horses was very restive, went to see what was the matter, and fancying he could distinguish something, suddenly put his hand on the beast's withers, and secured the vampire.
But researchers now hope to establish how much Coquimbo Unido owes its existence to the crew of the HMS Flora, which was built in Pembroke Dock and sailed to port town Coquimbo in 1903.
The three ships' football teams are said to have passed through much of South America unbeaten but HMS Flora's crew was beaten in Coquimbo.
Coquimbo, an industrial town with a population of 154,316, was once a destination for Welsh emigrants and family surnames like Llewelyn and Edwards continue to this day.
The Smallworld solution provides network and geographic data via corporate Intranet connections between five district offices in La Serena, Coquimbo, Ovalle, La Ligua and Illapel with the central database housed at EMEC's main office in Coquimbo.
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