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Iquique

(ēkē`kā), city (1990 est. pop. 148,500), capital of Iquique prov., N Chile. A port on the Pacific, it exports nitrates and ore from the Atacama Desert. The city, founded in the 16th cent., was taken (1879) from Peru by Chile during 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 The trouble began when President Hilarión Daza of Bolivia rescinded (Feb.
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). Since rain rarely falls, water must be brought from 60 mi (97 km) away. The city has fine beaches and excellent deep-sea fishing. Iquique, like much of Chile, is subject to powerful earthquakes; the most recent major earthquakes were in 2005 and 2014.

Iquique

a port in N Chile: oil refineries. Pop.: 243 000 (2005 est.)
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En el primero se hace una discusion teorica donde se vinculan los conceptos area central, tugurizacion y migracion, considerando que gran parte de la migracion hacia Iquique devela formas desiguales de acceso a la vivienda en sectores tugurizados.
About 2,500 homes were damaged in Alto Hospicio, a poor neighborhood in the hills above Iquique, a city of nearly 200,000 people whose coastal residents joined a mandatory evacuation ahead of a tsunami that rose to only 8 feet (2.
Of the 900,000 people forced to leave, 86,000 were instructed to remain in security zones set up near Arica, Iquique and other areas close to the epicentre, the Interior Ministry said on its website.
In the midst of the chaos, 300 female prisoners had escaped from a prison facility in Iquique, according to The Guardian.
President Michelle Bachelet declared a state of emergency and was reviewing the damage in Iquique, a northern coastal city of nearly 200,000 people near where the quake struck in the Pacific Ocean.
About 300 inmates escaped from a women's prison in the city of Iquique, and officials said Chile's military was sending a planeload of special forces to guard against looting.
Around 300 inmates escaped from a women's prison in the city of Iquique, and officials said Chile's military was sending a planeload of special forces to guard against looting.
1 km) below the seabed and struck about 100 km northwest of the mining port of Iquique near the Peruvian border.
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O'HIGGINS made light of not playing any of their home matches in Rancagua during the Apertura and they can continue their good form, wherever they pitch up, by kicking off the Clausura with victory over Iquique, writes Steve Davies.