Viña del Mar

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Viña del Mar

(vē`nyä dĕl mär) [Span.,=vineyard by the sea], city (1990 est. pop. 281,100), central Chile. Practically a suburb of ValparaisoValparaiso
, Span. Valparaíso [Span.,=vale of paradise], city (1992 pop. 276,737), capital of Valparaiso region, central Chile. It is the chief port of Chile and the terminus of a trans-Andean railroad.
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, Viña del Mar is one of the most famous and popular resort cities in South America. There are luxurious hotels, villas, clubs, and gardens and fine beaches. The city has several industries—textile mills, paint factories, and food processing plants. It is also a market for the agricultural products of the region. A naval base is there. The city was founded in 1874, and is subject to sometimes damaging earthquakes.

Vin̄a Del Mar

 

a city in Chile. Population, 145,700 (1968). It and Valparaiso form a metropolitan area. It has a railroad station and is a port on the Pacific Ocean. Vina del Mar is also a center for chemical, textile, and food-processing industries. Nearby are an oil refinery and tank farm, as well as a harbor for oil transport. A seaside health resort is also located here.