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Coquimbo (kōkēmˈbō), city, N central Chile. On a beautiful sheltered bay of the Pacific, it is the port for La Serena. 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.
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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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