Esmeraldas


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Esmeraldas

 

a city in northwestern Ecuador. Capital of Esmeraldas Province. Population, 60,000 (1974). The city is a port on Ecuador’s Pacific coast, at the mouth of the Esmeraldas River. It is linked by a highway with the city of Quito. The commercial center of agricultural and lumbering regions, Esmeraldas has a pulp and paper industry and an oil-refining industry.

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Quickly, with an impatient stamp of her little foot, she endeavored to shake off the gloomy forebodings, and turning to Esmeralda bade her cease her wailing.
The Trans-Ecuadorian pipeline carries crude from the country's eastern rainforests to the Balao terminal in the port town of Esmeraldas. Paralleling a main highway, it crosses scraggly jungle farms, banana trees and African palms, muddy streams and the front yards of wooden shacks dotted with bony donkeys and cattle.
It doesn't, take long for Esmeraldas homespun ways to make waves at the Christian facility.
The Commission hopes the project will improve the management of marine and coastal resources in the Esmeraldas province, strengthen tropical forest management in Esmeraldas and Imbabura, and improve Andean watershed resource management in Imbabura and Carchi.
Traces Behind the Esmeraldas Shore: Prehistory of the Santiago-Cayapas Region, Ecuador.
Spring, in Esmeraldas, cleaves to itself, admits to stars turned cold with music, is lit by spirit.
Ecuador's top refinery Esmeraldas will cut crude runs at its 110,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery for a year starting in August while the facility is overhauled, Petroecuador's general manager Marco Calvopina told Reuters.