Corinto


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Corinto

(kōrēn`tō), town (1995 pop. 16,997), NW Nicaragua, on the Pacific Ocean. It is a railroad terminus and Nicaragua's leading Pacific port. Coffee, cotton, sugar, hides, and woods are exported.
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Corinto

 

a city and the principal maritime port of Nicaragua, handling two-thirds of the country’s foreign trade. On the Pacific coast in the department of Chinandega. Population, 10,000 (1968). It is the center of a region of plantation agriculture. Coffee and sugar are among the exported products, and imports include machinery and manufactured goods.

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Por ejemplo, la colonia llamada Colonia Libertad fue donada a la comunidad por el gobierno y el Patronato la dividio en lotes que distribuyo a las familias que no tenian casas; algunas areas de la Colonia Suazo que alguna vez fueron de cultivo, fueron compradas y privatizadas por miembros bien conocidos de la comunidad; y las areas de Corinto fueron usurpadas por invasion de los mestizos y ahora son casas de mestizos cuya situacion economica es diversa.
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