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Arica

(ärē`kä), city (1992 pop. 170,064), N Chile, on the Pacific Ocean, just south of the Peruvian border and at the northern limit of the Atacama DesertAtacama Desert
, arid region, c.600 mi (970 km) long, N Chile, extending south from the border of Peru. The desert itself, c.2,000 ft (610 m) above sea level, is a series of dry salt basins flanked on the W by the Pacific coastal range, averaging c.
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. Peru ceded Arica to Chile after the War of the Pacific (see Pacific, War of thePacific, War of the,
1879–84, war between Chile and the allied nations, Peru and Bolivia; also called the Chile–Peruvian War. The trouble began when President Hilarión Daza of Bolivia rescinded (Feb.
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). With the settlement of the Tacna-Arica ControversyTacna-Arica Controversy
, 1883–1929, dispute between Chile and Peru. It arose from provisions of the Treaty of Ancón (1883), which ended the War of the Pacific (see Pacific, War of the).
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 in 1929, Chile retained sovereignty over the city but was required to furnish complete port facilities to Peru. The district of Arica is now a free zone where both Chile and Peru maintain customshouses. The city is a resort and a port through which the mineral exports (chiefly copper, tin, and sulfur) of both countries are shipped. Like much of Chile, Arica is subject to powerful earthquakes; particularly devastating earthquakes and tsunamis occurred in 1868 and 1877.

Arica

a port in extreme N Chile: awarded to Chile in 1929 after the lengthy Tacna-Arica dispute with Peru; outlet for Bolivian and Peruvian trade. Pop.: 180 000 (2005 est.)
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Arica y Parinacota es actualmente la region de Chile que limita al norte con Peru, al este con Bolivia y al oeste con el oceano Pacifico.
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Arica is a port city with a population of 185,268 in the Arica Province of northern Chile's Arica and Parinacota Region, located 18 kilometres south of the border with Peru.
The city is the capital of both the Arica Province and the Arica and Parinacota Region.
Se que en Chile hay grandes grupos interesados en el puerto, pero posiblemente no tienen la experiencia y el conocimiento que tengo de Bolivia", dice Jose Saavedra Banzer, operador de la via ferroviaria FCALP, que une Arica y La Paz, y sobrino del ex presidente boliviano Hugo Banzer.
I know that there are large groups in Chile interested in the port, but they possibly don't have the experience and the knowledge that 1 have with Bolivia," says Jose Saavedra Banzer, operator of the FCALP railroad that links Arica and La Paz and nephew of former Bolivian President Hugo Banzer.
Bolivia's general political and economic upheaval also convinced Abdalla's company, Incomat, to build its furniture plant at the Arica port, Chiles fourth-largest in terms of tons handled, right on the Peruvian border and a short drive from Bolivia.
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